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As Seen @ California Spring Trials — Petunias Part 2
In the last edition of the Culture Connection, I told you how many of the breeding companies at California Spring Trials had embraced the National Garden Bureau's Year of the Petunia and showed you a sampling of the new petunia introductions we saw during the first half of our Spring Trials trip this year.
Today we will highlight some of the new petunias we saw on Days 4, 5 and 6 as we made our way south from Lompoc to Oxnard. The breeding companies have quite a few new petunia colors planned for 2015 so contact your suppliers to learn more about these new intros.
'Espresso Grande Peach' at Floranova
'Crazytunia Stonewashed' from Westhoff
Oro's 'Fortunia Orange' at Dümmen
'Blanket Yellow' from Green Fuse Botanical
Ball FloraPlant's 'Suncatcher Blue Blast'
'Easy Wave Berry Velour' from Pan American Seed
Suntory's 'Surfinia Sumo Bold Lilac'
'Glamouflage Blueberry' from Hort Couture
'Glow Peach Morn' from Florensis
While the National Garden Bureau may have declared 2014 the Year of the Petunia, it looks like 2015 is also going to be a banner year for petunias.
If you haven't had the opportunity yet, be sure to check out our Spring Trials photo gallery on www.CaliforniaSpringTrials.com where we have posted nearly 300 photos of the new varieties that debuted at this year's Spring Trials.