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Petunia Cascadia™ Autumn Mystery

Petunia Cascadia™ Autumn Mystery

Petunia x hybrida Cascadia™ Autumn Mystery


When we think of Petunia, often it's the bright tropical shades we imagine. Yet there are other looks that not only make a refreshing change from the hot colors of midsummer, but also help to transition the garden or patio from its summer finery into its mellow fall tones. Cascadia™ Autumn Mystery is just such a plant, offering an unusual color combination that actually changes as the blooms mature!

Autumn Mystery is part of the popular Cascadia™ series of trailing Petunias. The name says it all: these plants send flowering stems in all directions all season long, with new flowers replacing the old so that you never have to deadhead. And this is not a flat-topped trailing type; it forms a huge bushy mound just a bit longer than it is wide, so that baskets, window boxes, and flowerpots of all types look full even after the plant has been blooming for months.

The blooms on this plant measure about 2 to 2½ inches wide, opening with soft yellow petals featuring a prominent mahogany-brown center. As they mature, the yellow turns to cream and the mahogany to a burgundy shade of purple. This means that a fully blooming plant will have both sets of colors -- and all shades in between! -- present at once, for a really distinctive and lovely look!

And Autumn Mystery is prepared to stay the course, beginning its flowering in late spring or early summer and continuing for at least 3 months and often well into fall. Very tolerant of heat, humidity, and sun, it is a powerhouse that butterflies adore and extreme temperatures cannot faze!

This Petunia is ideal for containers of all kinds, and because it doesn't trail so much as mound its way over the sides of pots, it can also be used very effectively in the annual bed. The plant reaches about 12 to 14 inches high and spreads to 20 inches wide. In other words, you just can't go wrong with Cascadias Autumn Mystery!

Petunias are unrivalled for long-lasting color in the border, patio containers, windowboxes, and hanging baskets. They bring in the butterflies with their clear, glowing blooms, and are quite low-maintenance. Find a special place for Cascadias™ Autumn Mystery in your landscape this season! Pack of 3 plants grown in big 4-inch pots.