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African Sunset Petunia

by Susan Littlefield


If cold, wintry weather is getting you down, warm yourself up with thoughts of how striking this brilliantly hued petunia will look in your garden next spring. Petunia 'African Sunset', a 2014 All-America Selections Bedding Plant Award Winner, will wow with its eye-catching color and uniform, even growth habit.

Not for the color-shy, 'African Sunset' will spice up containers, hanging baskets, and garden beds with prolific blooms all summer long. Pair it with blues and silvers, such as salvia and dusty miller, for a study in contrasts, or turn up the heat by mingling it with the sunset colors of bright red and hot pink petunias.

Like all petunias, 'African Sunset' will do best in full sun, with regular watering and fertilization. Wait to set out plants until after the danger of frost is past in late spring. Look for 'African Sunset' petunias at garden store and greenhouses next spring.

All-America Selections are new varieties that have proven their superior garden performance in trial grounds across North America, as judged by independent experts in impartial trials.

For more about Petunia 'African Sunset', go to AAS.

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