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Petunia hybrida 'Double Madness Red/White'

Floribunda Petunia

Double Madness Red/White offers your garden truly double, ruffled blooms in a bi-color of red and white.  Flowers measure between 2-2.5 inches and plants are compact and floriferous. Perfect for window boxes, borders, edges, rock gardens, containers, and hanging baskets. Series is uniform, so don’t be afraid to mix any of the Double Madness colors.

Height: 10-15 Inches

Spread: 10-12 Inches

USDA Zone: Zone 11

Color: Bi-Color, 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:


  • Profuse Flowering
  • Compact
  • Fragrant
  • Double Flower
  • Frost Tolerant

Design Use:

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


  • Full Sun / Part Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Upright Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist
  • Average
  • Well Drained