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Petunia hybrida 'Dreams Patriot Mix'

Grandiflora Petunia

The free-flowering grandiflora Dreams Patriotic Mix is covered in 3 to 4 inch red, white and blue blooms. The Dreams series is popular for not only their extra-large blooms but their matched performance and even growth habit across the collection of colors makes them a real winner. Good tolerance to the weather and botrytis is an extra bonus. Use in your window boxes, containers, borders, edges, rock ridges, hanging baskets, pretty much anywhere that receives a minimum of six hours of full sun and has good draining soil. Plants are floriferous, fragrant, and tolerant of light frosts. 

Height: 10-15 in

Spread: 10-12 in

USDA Zone: Zone 11

Color: Blue, Mixed Colors, Red, White

Growing Tips for Homeowners:

Plant in an area which receives at least 6 hours of full sun.  Be sure to plant in soil that drains well, as standing water is a big “no” for petunias. Allow soil to dry down to the touch in between watering and avoid wet foliage going into the night. Petunias are heavy feeders.  Apply a granulated, slow-release fertilizer at install and then follow up with a balanced complete liquid feed weekly through the season.  Deadhead spent blooms to encourage development of fresh blooms and an occasional cut back of the foliage will help rejuvenate plants. Botrytis, powdery mildew, verticillium wilt, and root, stem, crown rots are all disease dangers for petunias. Common insect dangers include caterpillars, mites and thrips. Petunias will survive a light frost (although blooms will often turn brown), but a hard frost will most likely do them in.   

Characteristics & Attributes:

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Hummingbirds
  • Butterflies


  • Frost Tolerant
  • Fragrant
  • Profuse Flowering

Design Use:

  • Hanging Baskets
  • Versatile
  • Ground Cover
  • Window Boxes
  • Edging
  • Trellis / Wall
  • Container
  • Rock Garden
  • Border
  • Mass Planting


  • Full Sun / Part Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Upright Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Well Drained
  • Moist
  • Average