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What Do You Think Of The New Black Petunias?

New this year from BALL are three varieties of Black Petunias.  Apparently they got a lot of attention at the OFA show and one variety, Black Velvet, won the Greenhouse Grower’s Industry Choice Award. 

Here are the new varieties Black Velvet (left) and Phantom:

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And Pinstritpe:

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All of these are supposed to have a more mounded growth habit similar to regular petunias.  I think these will be better suited to container growing but they may also do well in the flower bed. 

So what do you think of these new additions to the petunia market?  Is this something that you will want to plant in your garden or patio pots?

We are trialing these this fall.  I think they will be pretty good for fall color and Halloween flower bed and container patio decorations.  We are trialing them in both gallon and #10 deco pots. 

My personal opinion is that they are better suited as accent color to combination planters and baskets.  I think I can come up with some pretty cool color combinations with these petunias.  I will have to see how well they do in the flower bed. 

Here is a picture of the petunias we have growing now.  We will plant some more next week.

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6 Responses to “What Do You Think Of The New Black Petunias?”

  • eve remillard:

    I think they are beeeeautiful… I will get some when they are ready…

  • Jan Schwab:

    LOVE THEM! I can think of lots of combinations. Looking for them locally, coastal NC.

  • I think they are beautiful. I saw a plant at a garden center, went back to make a purchase and they were gone. Fortunately I looked around and found 2 pots…THEY ARE MINE! I have been looking all over to find more.

  • Benjy:

    Grew them last year, They were wonderful,mixed with yellow. Southern Enland.

  • Susan Walters:

    When and where can I get some? These are perfect for the colors I want, Black and Dark Pink

  • Jason:

    Susan,

    Ask your local garden center if they carry these. We did not get enough responses or interest from out customers to carry them as a regular item. We do have them available in a couple of our spring combination pots and combination baskets.

    Please let me know if you have any other questions.

    Thanks,

    Jason

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