Petunia, Multiflora Petunia
Petunia 'Kentucky Old Fashioned'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Petunia (peh-TEWN-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Kentucky Old Fashioned

Category:

Annuals

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Dark Blue

Blue-Violet

Violet/Lavender

Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Braselton, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 13, 2005, Purple_Pansies from Lincroft, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:

Kentucky old fashioned is an old fashioned petunia in a mix of colors mostly ranging in the purples i.e. lavender, purple, purple-magenta, and also white and some pinks. It is a vining type petunia with smaller flowers than modern hybrids but better rain/disease resistance and better scent.