NightSky® Petunia

There’s no actual pink colour in today’s photo.  But believe me when I say that (once again) I’m ‘tickled pink’ over something – my latest acquisition and my next entry in Becky’s ‘In the Pink’ Square in September photo challenge.

NightSky® Petunia

My photo looks somehow ‘unreal’, almost an ‘artists impression’, but I assure you, it isn’t.

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Just look at this swirling galaxy!

With gorgeous, royal purple petals with varying white flecks, this petunia is a world first colour breakthrough that brings a cosmic wow factor to any garden.  It is possibly the most unique, distinctive bloom I’ve ever laid eyes on.

Each bloom contains its own individual constellation – a perfect individual galaxy – and a perfect addition to my own private cosmos of colour, and just how these little solar systems turn out varies due to the growing conditions

Apparently, perennial Petunias are quick to grow and establish and can be covered in flowers for months.  I certainly hope I have the joy of viewing these delightful little starry, starry nights for weeks to come.

Scientifically known as Petunia cultivars, NightSky® is an original Selecta breeding. (U.S. Utility Patent Pending)

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I saw photos of this amazing flower on Facebook some 12 or more months ago and knew I could have purchased seeds online from Amazon.

But I was reluctant to do that.  I shouldn’t have been, however, that’s another story.

Where I found and subsequently purchased this plant is irrelevant.  The fact is that I was browsing, and it must have been fate because I almost stepped up to the register to pay for the few seedlings I had selected and I would have arrived home none the wiser.

But something – a force of nature perhaps – made me keep browsing.

Something told me to walk to the end of another aisle, to turn that corner before heading back to the registers.  And as I reached the end of the aisle, there this beauty was.  Actually, there were probably 10 of them and I’m delighted one is now all mine.

Holding a galaxy in my hand.

I just hope I work out how to harvest the seeds should any form.

Author: Clare

Ever-expanding one star at a time, my cosmos is a galaxy of thoughts and creativity where you can find poetry, short stories, photography and so much more.

9 thoughts

  1. You’re obviously rapt to have this wonderful petunia and I would be too! It really does live up to all those cosmic names… I’d be thrilled to have such a gorgeous flower blooming in my garden! – Liz


      1. I showed your post to my OH (landscape architect) and he loved these petunias just like I do! I see you’re from Australia so its on the cards they’re available here in NZ as well. Thanks for sharing about them! 🙂

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