Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Ultra Crimson Star Petunias all in a row

These are Diane's favorite color Petunias. From the Park Seed website:

Ultra Crimson Star was the first variety ever to receive an All-America Selection Bedding Plant Award, back in 1988, and for our money it has never been improved upon. These extra-large, ruffled blooms of brightest crimson and white are very uniform, with a crisp, formal look that brightens beds and baskets alike. And the plant is early-blooming, very tolerant of stress, and dependable. It's simply the perfect bedding Petunia!

Ultra Crimson Star's blooms measure 3 to 4 inches wide, with large white stripes intersecting the crimson-red at even intervals. Very weather-resistant, they bounce back after rain much more quickly than most other Petunias. And they are so abundant on compact, well-branched plants just 12 to 14 inches high, 15 to 18 inches wide!

Notice how all 3 of the flowers have a different variance of red stripes. It is very windy in the garden and the flower petals do taking a beating.  You can see one of the flowers has a ripped petal.  Very nice look in her garden.

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