Laura Bush Blend Petunia Seeds

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Calling all Southern gardeners! This old-fashioned petunia is "Texas tough," bred for heat tolerance and disease resistance, making it a low-maintenance beauty. Named after former First Lady of Texas, Laura Bush, this variety maintains classic petunia fragrance. Spreading plant with a mix of magenta, purple, pink, and white blooms that attracts pollinators. Sow Laura Bush in containers for a lush patio garden— even in the high heat of summer! May self-sow providing blooms the following year.

$1.89 50 mg

Botanical Name: Petunia x violacea

Family: Solanaceae

Native: South America

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual; may self-sow. Perennial in USDA zones 10 and warmer.

Plant Dimensions: 18"–24" tall

Variety Information: Magenta, pink, white, and purple flowers 1½"–2" wide

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Spring to frost

Attributes: Good for Containers, Heat Tolerant, Disease Resistant

When to Sow Outside: Not recommended.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 10 to 12 weeks before your average last frost. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 68°–85°F. Transplant outdoors after average last frost.

Days to Emerge: 15–30 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

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Laura Bush Blend Petunia Seeds Reviews

5 reviews
Beautiful but only purple flowers
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I was looking forward to the variety of colors in this blend, but all of my plants have purple flowers. Otherwise, they are lovely in my containers around my patio.
Geraldine Cahill
Owner Response: Geraldine, We are sorry you didn't get a full array of the colors in your seed packet. a customer service agent will be with you shortly to help.

Similar result
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Very healthy seeds, but I also did not get the variety of colors that were shown on the seed packet. Almost all small and magenta.
Lori Rodriguez
Owner Response: We are so sorry you didn't experience the full color mix of these petunias.

Loving these Petunias!
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They got off to a very slow start for me here in NW Arkansas due to cold snap in late May, but they have more than made up for it now with vigorous cascading plants and vibrant electric pink and purple blooms. The fragrance is intoxicating! Disappointed there weren't any white ones in my mix, but the pink ones are amazing and I will definitely be growing them again for many years to come. They remind me of the old fashioned type my Grandmother used to grow. I will be in flower heaven if I get some white ones next year!
Benjamin Barthel

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Not a single one of two packets of seeds grew - NONE! I was so disappointed because petunia seeds are hard to find - all the other seeds in this order grew but not a single petunia. Very disappointed.
Pamela Beckford
Owner Response: Hi Pamela. Thank you for the feedback. We are sorry to hear about the germination issue that you had. A customer representative will be in contact with you soon.

Disappointed
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I sowed an entire packet. Only a few germinated, even though I followed the instructions to the 'T'. Unfortunately, when I transplanted to their permanent home, I lost all but 1 of them. The 1 that survived is just starting to flower. So pretty...but disappointed that I didn't get more. Maybe next time I should direct sow.
Yoon Lee
Owner Response: Hi Yoon, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are sorry you had difficulty germinating these seeds. Quality is very important to us and we do have seed tested frequently to ensure it exceeds industry standards and our own. As for transplanting, making sure you harden seedlings off prior to transplanting, handle transplants gently to no disturb the roots too much, transplant at a time when the sun isn't at full strength (cloudy day or in the late afternoon, and water immediately are crucial for success. A customer service agent will contact you to see how we can help to troubleshoot the issue.

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