Petunia, Multiflora Petunia
Petunia 'Merlin Blue Morn'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Petunia (peh-TEWN-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Merlin Blue Morn
Additional cultivar information:(Merlin series)

Category:

Annuals

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

Regional

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

San Jose, California

Atlanta, Georgia

Harlem, Georgia

Barbourville, Kentucky

Meshoppen, Pennsylvania

Mifflintown, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 28, 2012, GreeneLady from Oak Island, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:

Out of all the petunias that are called "Blue" petunias, this is the closest to a true blue. They are the blue-est looking when they first open, by the next day they they fade down to a dusty denim blue-purple.

The seeds from this Petunia seem to have the lowest germination rate out of any other petunias I've grown. Most other petunias have about a 70% germination rate, these are only about 20%.

I am currently trying to root cuttings from Blue Morn, once they start growing again I will come back and fill you in on the viability rate of the cuttings.