Thursday, May 03, 2012

Everything goes with black

Some ladies are all about the "LBD" aka Little Black Dress, but my new "LBF" (F=flower) is one of this year's popular Petunias called, "Phantom - Everything Goes With Black. It is one of the new "Black Velvet" varieties making horticulture news. It has a gold star marking in the center. I planted it with a bronze Ipomoea batatas 'Sidekick Black Heart, a type of "sweet potato vine". I think the combination is quite pleasing. It is sitting on the top shelf of my new étagère. I just hope it doesn't freeze. It was in the 30's(℉) at night this week, but above freezing. So, fingers crossed!


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10 comments:

Sarah said...

This is a new one to me. I'm going to make a note of it and ask about it at the local garden center. It's beautiful!

Fishtail Cottage said...

oh, i have not seen that either....so pretty! thanks for linking up to this weeks garden party so we can all be introduced to it! Curious where you are located? oxox, tracie

Adrienne said...

Oh yeah!!! I stepped way out of my comfort zone to purchase some of these last year 'cause I'm so cheap and they were so dang expensive. Glad I did. They grow a bit slower than regular petunias but I really enjoyed them. I mixed them with a yellow petunia.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Love the petunia you are featuring...gorgeous. I am in South-central Canada and waiting for the rains and cold nights to disappear...baby sitting so many beautiful petunias indoors and putting them out to harden off when the sun shines. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
Hugs, Gayle.

Priscilla said...

I doubt I would be buying a whole garden-full of them either. But I thought I could swing for just one for a pot.

Priscilla said...

I'm hoping no more frost now. As you can see the sunshine is fleeting. By the time I snapped the second picture it was gone again. Ah, Spring.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Priscilla, I love the Gothic plants ;P The pansies are amazing. I have never seen them before!

Priscilla said...

Actually they are petunias, and they are truly amazing. I saw some beautiful zennias on Pinterest. I really want them. They are called Queen Red Lime. They are a lovely soft lavender and lime green. Just so unique. You can check them out here:
http://www.burpee.com/flowers/zinnias/zinnia-queen-red-lime-prod001534.html

Karena said...

Priscilla I adore petunias and this one is so beautiful and striking!

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Martha said...

Thanks for visiting Linderhof -- I've seen those black petunias in our nurseries here -- they are very very pretty! They'll look smashing at your house!

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