• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous 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 Vein = 'Sunpurve'

petunia Surfinia Purple Vein

petunia Surfinia Purple Vein

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  • Other common names petunia Surfinia Purple Vein

  • Family Solanaceae

  • 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

  • Details Surfinia Purple Vein is a vigorous but compact trailing plant 15cm tall, with lilac-purple flowers 7cm wide, veined with deep violet, opening from mid summer to late autumn

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Trailing

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H2

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • 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 0.5-1 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 13-18ºC 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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