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PETUNIA (HURRAH™ VELVET)

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James H. Schutte

Family

Solanaceae

Botanical Name

PETUNIA( HURRAH™ VELVET, HURRAH™ SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Petunia

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

Hurrah™ Series multiflora petunias bear flowers which are single, medium to large-sized, funnel-shaped and very heat tolerant. The blooms of ‘Hurrah™ Velvet’ are plush and deep plum-purple with dark purple-black veins and throat. The plants have a compact mounding to spreading form, branch freely and do not stretch. The flowers are early, abundant, bounce back quickly after rain and continue blooming throughout the season.

Classic garden petunias are garden standbys. These sunny, heat-loving annuals, or tender perennials, were one of the first ornamentals to be hybridized for the bedding plant market in the 1950s. Popular modern petunias are hybrids. All species are of North, Central or South American origin. They have medium to fine, oval, mid- to dark-green leaves and fuzzy, sticky, scented stems. The pungent flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. New, improved hybrids such as those in the Hurrah™ Series continue to be introduced.

Petunias are as easy to grow as they are pretty. They require ample sun and grow best in rich soil with good drainage, but also perform well in infertile soil. Petunias are a good choice for fall and winter planting in warm, frost-free zones. In colder regions, plant them after danger of frost has passed. They bloom best with regular fertilization and will continue to flower all season if spent growth and old blooms are occasionally pruned back. Petunias have a crisp look and are good for beds, hanging baskets, window boxes and tubs. Plant them anywhere that brilliant long-lasting color is needed.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm

  • Width

    10"-18" / 25.4cm - 45.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin, North America, Central America, South America

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Purple, Plum, Black

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Fruit Color

    Sandy Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes