Annual. Early start indoors recommended.
A dazzling petunia with diminutive purple blooms that look like a cluster of stars! This unique petunia is semi trailing, reaching about 14 inches wide and 12 inches high. When the British seed company Thompson and Morgan was sent a sample of a white petunia with unusually small sized flowers, it spent 10 years selecting and perfecting this variety from that original seed stock, releasing this eye-catching mix! The variety has received the prestigious Fleuroselect Novelty award and is a perfect fix for the flower bed, containers and any other spot needing a cheer up!
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.