Super-petunias!

Right now, the one plant that everyone’s talking about behind the scenes is petunias! There’s a huge amount of breeding going on, and they’ve come a long way from magenta-purple… so, by special request, here’s a glance into the future of petunias…

Wowzers! Breeders have finally managed to create a pure yellow petunia! So, now there’s a real alternative to Marigolds in the garden! Now all we need is that elusive yellow Geranium…!Image

Now, I like to call this the ‘primrose petunia’, with it’s gorgeous vintage look. Most newer petunias have improved weather resistance too, so they’ll bounce back after even the heaviest of downpours!

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Many breeders have been ‘let off the leash’ with their petunia programmes too… so this means some utterly crazy combinations are being created..

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And these….

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Finally, let’s not forget mini petunias (Calibrachoa), they’re blessed with sheer flower power! I just love the new, double-flowered forms, like this one. New releases don’t tend to be as fussy about the pH of the soil either, so they’re much easier to grow than the original forms!

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So, there’s a little teaser, remember some of these are still a few years away from being seen in people’s gardens at home!

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  1. All gorgeous, love Petunias.

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