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.
• 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"