• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Petunia Surfinia Purple = 'Shihi Brilliant' (Surfinia Series)

Petunia 'Shihi Brilliant'

Petunia 'Shihi Brilliant'

© � RHS 1999

  • Other common names Petunia 'Shihi Brilliant'

  • Genus Petunia can be annuals or perennials, with simple leaves and large, solitary, trumpet-shaped flowers in the upper leaf axils from late spring to autumn

  • Family Solanaceae / Solanaceae

  • Species Surfinia Purple is a vigorous trailing plant to 30cm tall, with dark magenta-purple flowers 8cm across from mid summer to late autumn

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Trailing

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilSand, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    1 year

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in light, well-drained soil in full sun, with shelter from drying winds. Plant out after frosts have passed

Propagation Propagate by seed sown at 13-18�C in early spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Garden Edging City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Deadhead regularly

Pests aphids and slugs may be a problem

Diseases May be subject to fungal foot rot and a virus

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