• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Petunia × atkinsiana 'Storm Lavender'

Petunia 'Storm Lavender'

Petunia 'Storm Lavender'

© � RHS 1999

  • Other common names Petunia 'Storm Lavender'

  • Synonyms Petuniahybrida 'Storm Lavender'

  • Genus Petunia can be annuals or perennials, with simple leaves and large, solitary, trumpet-shaped flowers in the upper leaf axils from late spring to autumn

  • Family Solanaceae / Solanaceae

  • Species 'Storm Lavender' is a bushy annual to 30cm, with trumpet-shaped, single, lavender-purple flowers to 7cm diameter, the throat yellow

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    1-2 years

How to grow

Cultivation A sunny, sheltered site is essential for the best flowers, this variety has better weather-resistance than most but is still best in a container

Propagation Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests Can get aphids, slugs and snails

Diseases May be subject to grey moulds, foot rot and a virus

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