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purple laura bush petunias?

Posted by katy_bug z8a GA (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 10, 14 at 9:14

I am looking for a hardy and prolific petunia like laura bush, but in a purple, violet or white color to match my garden scheme. I found this on ebay. Is there really a violet laura bush? I thought they were all pink/magenta.

EBAY: petunia, LAURA BUSH, violet, FRAGRANT, 155 SEEDS

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RE: purple laura bush petunias?

Hi katy bug, have you had a chance to look at the negative comments posted on ebay for this seller? If other seeds are not quite right, this one might not be either.

I recently bought Laura Bush seeds from the very reputable Wildseed Farms in Texas, where they sell a choice of Laura Bush magenta, pink or mix (magenta, pink, white), $1.50/packet, but do not sell the Laura Bush white seeds separately.

The advantage of Laura Bush is supposed to be superior heat tolerance and re-seeding in warm climates like mine - my first yr so I will have to see! I guess disadvantage is that there are only the 3 colors above.

No personal knowledge of this company but happened to notice Select Seeds has a fragrant, climbing, heirloom petunia that they claim self-sows. Search for "petunia seed" on the link below or you may have your own fave places to buy. Or what about the wave series? Sorry, I haven't tried that. Good luck!

Here is a link that might be useful: Select Seeds

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