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Petunia hybrida 'Madness Merlot Mix'

Floribunda Petunia

Madness Merlot Mix will give you an array of 3” blooms in white, burgundy and lavender shades.  Plants are floriferous, fragrant, compact, and tolerant of light frosts. Perfect for window boxes, borders, edges, rock gardens, containers and hanging baskets. Series is uniform, so don’t be afraid to mix your madness colors. 

Height: 10-15 Inches

Spread: 10-12 Inches

USDA Zone: Zone 11

Color: Mixed Colors

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
  • Compact

Design Use:

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


  • 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


  • Compact