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Petunia 'Fanfare Dark Blue' (Petunia 'Fanfare Dark Blue')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Petunia 'Fanfare Dark Blue'

Other names

Petunia 'Fanfare Dark Blue'

Genus

Petunia Petunia

Variety or Cultivar

'Fanfare Dark Blue' _ 'Fanfare Dark Blue' is a compact, trailing tender perennial typically grown as an annual bedding plant with sticky, hairy, ovate to lance-shaped, mid-green leaves and lobed, fluted, trumpet-shaped, dark purple-blue flowers from late spring to autumn.


Petunia 'Fanfare Dark Blue' is: Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Trailing

Flower

Blue, Dark-purple in Spring; Dark-purple, Blue in Summer; Dark-purple, Blue in Autumn

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse whitefly , Leaf-mining sawflies , Slugs , Snails Aphids , Glasshouse whitefly , Leaf-mining sawflies , Slugs , Snails

Foot and root rot , Grey mould Foot and root rot , Grey mould

General care

Pruning

Dead-head to promote flowering.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Petunia 'Fanfare Dark Blue' (Petunia 'Fanfare Dark Blue') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.45m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover

Cultivation

Grow in a sunny, sheltered site. Flowering is greatly reduced in shade. Suitable for hanging baskets or as a ground cover.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Petunia 'Fanfare Dark Blue'

Other names

Petunia 'Fanfare Dark Blue'

Genus

Petunia Petunia

Variety or Cultivar

'Fanfare Dark Blue' _ 'Fanfare Dark Blue' is a compact, trailing tender perennial typically grown as an annual bedding plant with sticky, hairy, ovate to lance-shaped, mid-green leaves and lobed, fluted, trumpet-shaped, dark purple-blue flowers from late spring to autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Trailing


Colour

Flower

Blue, Dark-purple in Spring; Dark-purple, Blue in Summer; Dark-purple, Blue in Autumn

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse whitefly , Leaf-mining sawflies , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Foot and root rot , Grey mould

General care

Pruning

Dead-head to promote flowering.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Petunia 'Fanfare Dark Blue' (Petunia 'Fanfare Dark Blue') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.45m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover

Cultivation

Grow in a sunny, sheltered site. Flowering is greatly reduced in shade. Suitable for hanging baskets or as a ground cover.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Petunia 'Fanfare Dark Blue' (Petunia 'Fanfare Dark Blue')

Common pest name

; Black wood of grapevine; Female sterility of tobacco; Fruit woodiness of tomato; Maize Redness; Mal azul of tomato; Metabolbur; Metastolbur; Parastolbur; Purple top of potato; Stolbur of potato; Stolbur of tobacco; Stolbur of tomato

Scientific pest name

Candidatus Phytoplasma solani

Type

Phytoplasma

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Phytoplasma which potentially affects a wide host range; determined by the feeding behaviour of vectors. First UK outbreak in 2014; on strawberry; a host not specifically regulated in EU legislation. This legislation should be reviewed to take account of this and other developments.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Petunia 'Fanfare Dark Blue' (Petunia 'Fanfare Dark Blue')

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Petunia 'Fanfare Dark Blue' (Petunia 'Fanfare Dark Blue')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Xiphinema bakeri

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode pest; could potentially affect trees and other species if introduced but many pathways regulated. No evidence of interceptions or findings to date.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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