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Petunia violaceae

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New Mexico, USA

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Surprisingly hardy! Unfazed down to approximately 28F. Parent plant of hybrid petunias, original seed source from Baker Creek Heirloom Seed. Remarkably drought and heat tolerant, plus can survive light freezes.

Deep purple, lightly fragrant flowers, blooms prolifically. Attracts sulfur butterflies and sphinx moths. Did well in greenhouse, as well as outdoors in almost full sun, and partial shade. Versatile plant.

Grown in the hot high desert SW, zone 8a, in marginally improved, very sandy clay using permaculture and organic, low-nitrogen methods.

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Looking for: Interested in plants/seeds that can grow in zone 8a, preferably. Especially plants for desert or hot regions. Interested in all sorts of plants useful in permaculture, unusual legumes and other nitrogen fixers, fragrant plants, heat tolerant veggies, and native SW plants.