Purple Gem is the latest addition to the best-selling Cascadias petunia series from Danziger. It features the lovely spreading to mounded plant habit characteristic of the Cascadias series, and it is covered in blooms with a gorgeous, very stable violet pattern.
Purple Gem grows into a spectacular premium basket or patio pot, overflowing with large flowers. It also does well in the garden or landscape. Purple Gem is early to flower, well branched and stays in full bloom all season long. An added benefit: In trials it showed very good weather tolerance, looking beautiful even in cold and rainy weather.
This is a great addition to the series named Best Petunia (vegetative spreading) of the Colorado State University annuals trials. Known for its striking colors, the Cascadias series features single color, colors that change with maturity, rims, bicolors and veinous patterns. Selections in the series include Autumn Mystery; Bicolor Cabernet; Indian Summer; Burgundy; Chaplin; Deep Red; Grape; Simply Red; White; Fantasy Hot Pink; Pink Spark Improved; Purple Spark; and the Rim sub-series in seven colors led by the award-winning Pitaya, a hot fuchsia rimmed in lime green. Single flowers range from large to medium in size, all held over medium-green leaves in habits of varying trailing nature that cascade over the edges of pots and baskets and along the ground.