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Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,869

I bought several of these, planted them and chucked the labels away.
I'm so fed up with dead-heading petunias I was considering these instead for next year which seem to need no dead heading - if I knew what they were.

Thanks-

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 35,508

    Hi Pete. It looks like a Calibrachoa - Double Amethyst

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391

    I think they're still petunias but doubles, Pete.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 35,508

    Yes Bob, Calibrachoa are just mini Petunias.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391

    I agree LB - and 'million bells' (Calibrachoa) don't need dead-heading either, so far more likely your suggestion. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,869

    Thanks Lb and Bob - I've been so impressed with them.
    My lovely display of petunias got blasted by the recent winds and-
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    Every year I vow not to grow petunias again, but always succumb.
    The leaves are like mini-petunia leaves and part of the petunia family as I now know.
    It's gonna be Calibrachoa all the way next year

    If I post a pic of wind-blown petunias again next year - feel free to remind me :)

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 35,508

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  • this year I have planted Calibrachoa in two wall planters and I'm well pleased with them, i planted the single petal ones as it's better for bees and insects to get the pollen.

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 35,508

    Gorgeous display Chrissy.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,869

    Lovely Chrissy - so summery

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Thanks both, yes I'm quite pleased with the result, shall grow the same next year. ?

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