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PETUNIA 'Madness Magenta'

Image of Petunia 'Madness Magenta' (MADNESS™ SERIES)

James H. Schutte

Family

Solanaceae

Botanical Name

PETUNIA 'Madness Magenta'( MADNESS™ SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Floribunda Petunia, Magenta Madness™ Petunia, Petunia

General Description

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.

Petunia ‘Madness Magenta’ flowers are single, medium to large-sized, funnel-shaped and very heat tolerant. The blooms are bright magenta pink with a purple striped throat. Petunias have medium to fine, oval, green leaves and stems that are fuzzy, sticky to the touch and strongly scented.

Petunia ‘Madness’ is a multiflora type. It has a compact mounding to spreading form, branches freely and the plant hold their shape. The flowers are abundant, bounce back quickly after rain and continue through the heat for a long blooming period. Madness petunias are good for beds, hanging baskets, window boxes and tubs.

Petunias are as easy to grow as they are pretty. They require full sun and grow best in fertile soil with good drainage. Petunias are a good choice for fall and winter planting in warm, frost-free zones. Plant them after the danger of frost has past in cooler locations. They bloom best with regular fertilization and will continue to flower all season if the spent stems are occasionally pruned back. Plant them anywhere where brilliant, long-lasting color is needed; petunias thrive in containers and will brighten the edge of any bed.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    10"-15" / 25.4cm - 38.1cm

  • Width

    10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm

  • 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

    White, Red, Blue, Purple, Pink, Light Pink, Hot Pink, Rose, Salmon, Burgundy, Lavender

  • 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

    No

  • 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