Not Your Grandma’s Petunias

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My camera had some challenges today downloading the 3,000 photos from my recent trip out to the Cultivate ’16 event in Columbus, OH.  While many of the photos were of new plants like the Sweetunia® Miss Marvel petunia (Petunia) seen above, I also had great shots from all my stopping points at other botanical gardens and trial gardens.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get any shots at the gardens today which are pretty close to summer peak for color.  Everything looked great and thanks to our grounds staff (Larry H., Big John, Terry, Trevor and Nolan) and grounds volunteers (Kathy P., Eva, Kay, Gena, Mary, Myrt, Patty, Marv, Dick H., Maury F., Hal R., Larry O., Alan M., Vicki, Steve, Sutton and others) that braved the hot and sticky weather today to help out.  A wide range of tidying was accomplished and we finally planted the Caladium Collection which should take off nicely.

I’ve always enjoyed petunias and was smitten with so many that I saw at the Cultivate ’16 show.  Most are brand new although some have been out for a couple of years.  While I still like many of the older varieties, some of new colors and patterns are exciting….here’s just a taste!

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Potunia® Plus Papaya petunia (Petunia) – annual

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Potunia® Plus Yellow petunia (Petunia) – annual

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Sweetunia® Purple Touch petunia (Petunia) – annual

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Surprise™ Lemon Frost petunia (Petunia) – annual

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Sweetunia® Pink Touch petunia (Petunia) – annual

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Sweetunia® Bubblelou petunia (Petunia) – annual

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Sweetunia® Orange Flash petunia (Petunia) – annual

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Good and Plenty™ Red petunia (Petunia) – annual

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Sweetunia® Strawberry Ice petunia (Petunia) – annual

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Potunia® Cobalt Blue petunia (Petunia) – annual

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Surprise™ Purple Ice petunia (Petunia) – annual

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Sweetunia® Light Pink Touch petunia (Petunia) – annual

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Suntunia (Petunia x Calibrachoa cross) ‘Vanilla’ – annual

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Suntunia (Petunia x Calibrachoa cross) ‘Pink Morn’ – annual

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Surprise™ Purple Dance petunia (Petunia) – annual

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Good and Plenty™ Pink Star petunia (Petunia) – annual

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Madness® Red Morn petunia (Petunia) – annual

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Sophistica® Lime Green petunia (Petunia) – annual

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Surfinia® Sumo Glacial Pink petunia (Petunia) – annual

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Littletunia® Bicolor Bliss petunia (Petunia) – annual

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Amore™ Queen of Hearts petunia (Petunia) – annual

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Amore™ Mio petunia (Petunia) – annual

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Hells™ Flamin’ Rose petunia (Petunia) – annual

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Big Deal™ Flamenco Dancer petunia (Petunia) – annual

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Big Deal™ Roaring Raspberry (Petunia) – annual

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Big Deal™ Salmon Shimmer petunia (Petunia) – annual

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Crazytunia® Passion Punch petunia (Petunia) – annual

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Crazytunia® Bouquet Burgundy Star petunia (Petunia) – annual

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Perfectunia™ Nautica petunia (Petunia) – annual

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