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An All-America Selections Winner in 1950, but this old winner has nearly suffered the sad fate of all the 50 or so other petunia varieties that were once so popular in the 1950's. Bred by Bodger Seed Company of Lompoc, California, this variety set the standard in the 1950's for red petunias, being rich red and fading to a soft red color; unlike modern petunias, these are fragrant. These come from a time when people watched "I Love Lucy" and every family had a cottage garden.
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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:
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The plants really fill out, with lots of flowers. The red is a little to pink, and they fade fast. But, they tolerate aggressive trimming and deadheading and just keep coming back with more fresh flowers. They seem to like any weather. Heat, cold they don't care. So easy!
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1 Dec 2011
These plants are so full of flowers and the red is really a good red but perhaps my favorite thing about these petunias - they are not so tall and gangly as the standard mix. Planted in the ground they are perhaps 16 inches tall. I'm buying them again.
By Planted Jelly Beans
2 Aug 2011
5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:
I couldn't wait to review these seeds. I planted them five days ago, and on the third morning after planting, the seeds were coming up.It looks like hundreds of plants. I just love seeing such amazing germination. This morning, after only five days, they have green leaves. I am just amazed! I'm hoping for a rich red petunia,similar to what my mother grew in the 50's and 60's. I know the "Waves" are the rage, but I miss the other petunias. My mother didn't have much money for flowers, but she seemed to always manage to buy a dozen, I think they were called Red Comanche petunias. I promise to report back when they bloom.
By Mother Nature
27 Feb 2011
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