2014 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Petunia African Sunset F1
National Winner
2014 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Petunia African Sunset F1
National Winner
2014 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Petunia African Sunset F1
National Winner
2014 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Petunia African Sunset F1
National Winner

Petunia African Sunset F1
2014 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner

African Sunset wowed the judges with an attractive, “designer color” in shades of orange flowers that proved itself against other similarly colored petunias currently available. Gardeners are always looking for a petunia that grows evenly and uniformly in the garden while producing a prolific number of blooms all season-long and this beauty certainly fills that need. Many of our judges want this in plantings for their alma mater so if your school colors include orange, this one is for you! Mounded spreading plants are 12 inches tall spread up to 32 inches.

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Petunia
Variety Name: African Sunset F1
Genus: Petunia
Species: x hybrida
Year: 2014
Common Name: Petunia
Type: Flowers
Breeder: Takii & Co., Ltd.
Close Market Comparison: Aladdin Orange and Madness Simply
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Dead Heading Recommended: NO
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Mounded, Spreading
Plant Height: Medium: 10" to 24"
Garden Spacing: 24-30 inches
Bloom Time: Late Spring, Summer, Summer to Frost
Bloom Color: Orange
Bloom Color Pattern: Solid
Bloom Size: 2.5 inches
Fragrance: None
Weather Tolerance: Heat, Rain
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES
Hanging Basket: YES
Low Edging: NO
Medium Height Divider: YES
Tall Background: NO
Ground Cover: NO
Herb: NO
Cut Flower: NO
Dried Flower / Everlasting: NO
Houseplant: NO
Water Garden: NO
Edible Ornamental: NO

How to Grow

Germinate seed at 72-76°F. Emergence in 4-7 days. Uncovered. Once germinated keep temperature at 65-68°F. Transplant 24-35 days after sowing. Flowers in 55-65 days. PH5.5-6.0. In the garden, space plants 2.5 feet apart.

 

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