Evening Scentsation™ Petunia Seeds

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Sweet notes of hyacinth, honey, and rose

All-America Selections (AAS) Winner 2017

Only one thing could make a spreading petunia even more appealing, and this one's got it: FRAGRANCE! Notes of sweet honey, roses, and hyacinths combine to create the scent of these indigo blooms, which arise by the thousand over a season that spans many months. The fragrance is noticeable all day, but really intensifies in late afternoon and evening, making Evening Scentsation™ Petunia the perfect choice for balcony, deck, patio, or any part of the garden where guests gather for entertaining.

Evening Scentsation™ Petunia has already won an All-America Selection Award, and we expect more honors to follow. This is a breeding breakthrough extraordinaire, a plant with all the merits of, say, the Wave® series, plus a sweet scent and a really deep, intense flower color. What could be better.

The blooms begin opening in late spring in most climates, continue through summer, and go right up to frost. They average 2½ inches wide and are a siren call to all butterflies in the neighborhood. Evening Scentsation™ Petunia is a multiflora, very tolerant of rain and excessive sun and heat. The habit is both mounding and spreading, reaching 5 to 8 inches high and trailing nearly 36 inches long from baskets and planters. Or, if set into the garden about a foot apart, the plants will fill in available space with a nicely mounded size and more blooms than you can imagine.

Evening Scentsation™ Petunia is easy to grow from our convenient pelleted seed, which should be started indoors 5 to 6 weeks before transplant to the early-spring garden. Set out plants when all danger of frost is past. The plant will begin blooming 10 to 12 weeks after sowing. It is magnificent in hanging baskets, window boxes, and large containers, as well as an unrivaled ground cover for bright sun. Stupendous.

This seed comes as a "pellet". "Pelleted" seeds are small seeds that have been clay-coated to make them larger and more uniform in size and shape, making them easier to handle when planting.


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Genus Petunia
Species x atkinsiana
Variety Evening Scentsation™ Hybrid
Bloom Start to End Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Spreading
Plant Height 5 in - 8 in
Plant Width 2 ft 6 in - 3 ft
Bloom Size 2.5 in
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Award Winner, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Ever Blooming, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Season Extenders
Bloom Color Dark Blue, Dark Purple
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Baskets, Beds, Containers, Ground Cover, Ornamental, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 6 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0

Customer Reviews

February 04, 2022

Favorite Petunia

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I did a petunia trial last year trying to find my favorite. Scent and beauty were my criteria. These have the same powerful fragrance as old fashioned vining petunias but a more stocky growth habit. The color of the flower is incredible and has a metallic look.

Eric S from OR
March 28, 2020

amazing scent and performance

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

100% germination, amazing growth and strength. I used a heat mat, planted seeds on 4-29-2019 and had germination on 5-5-2019; by 5-12 every plant had first true leaves. I planted them with Horizon yellow in a hanging basket. They won 1st place at the county fair. I made sure the judge knew to give them a sniff, and she did, Due to health concerns I am limiting my garden this year, but not these beauties!

Kate Andreatta from CO
December 13, 2019

just wonderful

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Almost all the seeds I started indoors sprouted. I put one seedling in a pot and the purple flowers cascaded over the sides in no time, mounding over the pot. During the heat of Aug & Sept the plant did not flower much but I did have it in the direct sun. Then towards the end of Sept it started blooming again. I also gave some away & the recipients were blown away by how many blooms and how continuous this petunia was. The one was kept out of direct sun & pruned and never stopped flowering. I personally didn't notice much of a scent, but to be fair most of my time around them was in the morning.

S43 from PA
July 22, 2019

I love these gorgeous petunias,

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This is the 3rd time I’ve grown Evening Sensation petunias. I live them in my planters for their gorgeous blue color and the delicious fragrance. They’re just so pretty💚. They do need to be started early and u see grow lights but as I use a certified seed starting mix, follow directions, I never have had a problem. These are beautiful and I will most definitely grow again.

Carol from VT
December 09, 2018

Wonderful Scent

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

I grew these last year (2017) and they have a fantastic scent that you can detect from across the garden. Like many petunias, they tend to get a little leggy if you don't cut them back, but the color is soft and clear and they're wonderful as a "filler" in large pots.

Glenda T. from KS

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