California Spring Trials 2010: Petunias

Black Velvet’ petunia by Ball FloraPlant
The world’s only black petunia, ‘Black Velvet’ and the other varieties in the Pinstripe and Phantom series are easy to grow with no special culture needed. Their unique, innovative color is stunning in the garden and makes high-margin premium baskets and containers. Habit is upright and mounded with tightly branched plants.

Petunia ‘Limbo Burgundy’ by Hem Genetics
Burgundy is the 13th color in this non-stretching petunia series. ‘Limbo Burgundy’ is a naturally dwarf petunia that features large flowers. Plant growth regulators are not needed in production.

Petunia Opera Supreme: Light Blue, Raspberry Ice by American Takii
Varieties in the Opera Supreme series are extremely floriferous with a low, spreading habit. Plants flower consistently from the center to the tips, and they spread 10 to 15 square feet in the landscape. Ten colors in all are in the series, including the following existing colors: Blue, Coral, Lavender, Lilac Ice, Pink Morn (AAS winner), Purple, Salmon, White

Petunia ‘Pink Ray’ by Danziger/Oro Farms
Ray, a mounding petunia series, offers a profusion of grandiflora-sized flowers, delivering continuous color all spring, summer and fall. Plants in the series are covered with an attractive canopy of very large flowers. Flower size measures about 3.5 inches in diameter. New this year is ‘Pink Ray,’ which blooms early in a profusion of pink flowers.

Petunia Sunpleasure & Sweet Pleasure by GGG International
These petunias offer outstanding color, a round shape and endless flowers. They’re weather resistant and heat tolerant.

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