Superbissima Petunia (Pelleted)
The blooms of this mammoth petunia reach up to 6 inches across! With dramatic deep-veined throats, the petals look like crushed velvet. The Superbissima giant petunia is believed to have been developed in Erfurt, Germany, in 1872. The D.M Ferry seed catalog mentioned it in 1881, and by the late 1880s it was widely available through the many U.S. seed catalogs of the time, from Burpee’s to Vaughan’s. These stunning giant petunias were considered a special offering and sold for an astronomical 35 cents per pack in the late 19th century--about $10 by today’s standards. We were delighted to trial this old favorite. When the blooms opened, it became clear why Superbissima petunia was once such a celebrated garden superstar.