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Petunia
Petunia 'Alderman'

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

Category:

Annuals

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Purple

Dark Purple/Black

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

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; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after 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

Amelia, Ohio

Summerton, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Feb 16, 2008, lpalmer from Amelia, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

I loved the flowers, a beautiful shade of purple, even got a few that were purple and white, but plants get leggy even in full sun and looked unkempt. They required regular weekly trimming to keep them in bounds.

Neutral

On Jul 14, 2006, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I am unable to upload pix of my petunias to the PF this year b/c I can't 100% positively ID all the varieties. In the Spring, my seedsowing containers got blown over by winds and the tags, pots, and soil got mixed up and mis-placed.

They ARE pretty though and smell great! All of these petunias are heirlooms, also.


(info. from Select Seeds catalog):
Deep plum-purple flowers open from nearly black buds and then age to a slightly lighter shade, altogether distinctive. An old type with the charm of yesteryear.
Annual; 1.5-2 ft tall
Seed to bloom: 12 wks
Color: Plum-purple
Full sun
Soil: Rich, moist, well-drained
Hardiness: HHA

Sowing Instructions
PETUNIA ‘ALDERMAN’ 254
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