Bloom Color: Pink Rose/Mauve 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
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: Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and 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
On Jan 12, 2005, keithja from Wilmington, DE wrote:
This nicely scented, old-fashioned garden petunia is a favorite of mine for container plantings and sunny borders.
Just for clarification, it should be noted that Petunia multiflora is not a true botanical species and is a misnomer. There are however several classifications of Petunia x hybrida that include Multiflora types (petunias with smaller, more numerous flowers and trailing habits) as well as Grandiflora, Floribunda and Milliflora types.
On Apr 24, 2004, suzcol from Fort Valley, GA wrote:
Recently moved to Peach County, GA. Well established plantings both shrubs and flowers around the house, but not maintained for some time. I was joyfully surprised to find this month (April)that Petunia's are just popping up all over the yard in 'patches' as well as single plants! Various shades from pale to dark lavendar's and pinks. Some are 6" to 10" and some even taller! Some, as I stated, are in 'clumps' and others just scattered about! I had a difficult time cutting the lawn because I had to cut many of these brave and beautiful little plants down. Since I am from FL have have little experience in GA gardening..does anyone know if I can pull these plants up (dig them up) and re-locate them to one general location with success? and..why are they just popping up like this??! ...Thanks!
On Aug 25, 2003, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
I grew this in a hanging basket and it is wonderful. Spills over and hangs wonderfully. I have saw hummers at it a few times. Very fragrant in the evening. I will plant more next year in a bed. These are the ones my granny grew and I love them!
On Nov 19, 2000, pj1143 from Boise, ID (Zone 6a) wrote:
Strong growing plants with trailing 2-3' stems. Flowers are a mixture of white, pink, lavender and purple. Very fragrant blossoms from June until frost. Will self-seed.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Bear Creek, Alaska Arcadia, Florida Beacon Square, Florida New Port Richey, Florida Ponce De Leon, Florida Braselton, Georgia Candler-macafee, Georgia Lakeview, Georgia Somerville, Massachusetts Independence, Missouri , New York Prosperity, South Carolina Spartanburg, South Carolina Broaddus, Texas Cleburne, Texas Lufkin, Texas Navy Yard City, Washington Walnut Grove, Washington