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6b, south central Kansas. I grew these in containers and they grew beautifully, plowing right through summer and into fall. I let them set seed and would up with a dozen containers of volunteer seedlings, many of which are blooming now (November 5, 2021).Some of them are more fragrant than others. I would recommend ruthlessly culling the less fragrant ones and only allowing the very best to set seed if you want to save your own seeds.They do get rather rangy, and could probably benefit from judicious pinching to induce more flowers to develop.They look and smell fantastic when allowed to do their thing in a bed with nicotiana alata and night scented stock.
Oh, the fragrance of these petunias! Growing in NE Ohio zone 6a, had excellent germination and hardy growth. Had them in containers in four different locations. They seemed grateful for a bit of shade in the blazing summer sun. The set that is still blooming in late October receives only direct morning sun, and currently is covered with dark violet blooms. The summer blooms of all four sets ranged from nearly white to violet pink. Will definitely grow them again, and will be less timid with early pinching so they don't get too leggy. Deadheading was hardly a chore because I got to be near the gorgeous fragrance!
We grew this flower for the first time last summer (2020) and were not disappointed! Germination was nearly 100% when grown in seed starting mix on a sunny window sill. Plants didn't even wilt when transplanted. We grew them along a chain-link fence in full sun in our Zone 6B garden. What a display of gorgeous flowers- whites, pinks, lavenders, and purples - all season, up until a very hard frost. (It's now late October, and since we have not had a hard frost yet, they are still blooming prolifically!) The perfumed scent is much better than other petunias, filling the area with their aroma on cool evenings and mornings. Plants were carefree once established, even in heat and humidity, and the only "maintenance" we did was to trim them occasionally and tie them up with twine to keep them looking tidy. Plants were left in place after frost, and winter birds (especially Juncos) enjoyed the seeds. This spring, we started some seeds indoors, but also had MANY volunteers that we were able to share with family members and put in other areas of the yard. This petunia is now a favorite of ours and should be considered for any informal, cottage garden.
I started these from seed and transplanted into my window boxes. They climb, drape and share a wonderful fragrance. Lots of compliments from neighbors.
Did you pinch this before or not? They didn’t get over 3 ft tall?