Purple Petunia Flowers: Tips For Choosing Purple Petunia Varieties

Bright Purple Petunia Flowers
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Petunias are extremely popular flowers, both in garden beds and hanging baskets. Available in all kinds of colors, sizes, and shapes, there is a petunia for virtually every situation. What if you know you want purple petunias? Perhaps you have a purple colored garden scheme. There are plenty of varieties to choose from. Keep reading to learn more about growing purple petunia flowers and choosing purple petunias for your garden.

When you think of petunias, your mind might jump to classic pink. These flowers come in a wide range of colors, however. Here are some popular purple petunia varieties: “Sugar Daddy” – Bright purple flowers with a deep purple center that spreads out through the petals in veins. “Littletunia Indigo” – A compact plant that produces a prolific number of small, purple to blue blossoms. “Moonlight Bay” – Deep, rich purple flowers with creamy white petal borders. “Potunia Purple” – Extremely bright purple flowers that are vibrant all the way through. “Saguna Purple with White” – Large, bright magenta flowers that are edged with clean white borders. “Sweetunia Mystery Plus” – White to very light purple flowers with a deep purple center. “Night Sky” – Stunning deep purple/indigo flowers with irregular white speckles that earn this cultivar its name. “Purple Pirouette” – A thick double petunia with profuse, ruffled petals of white and dark purple.

More Purple Petunia Varieties

Here are some more popular and easy-to-grow petunias that are purple: “Espresso Frappe Ruby” – Frilled magenta flowers that grow so thickly it’s hard to see the leaves underneath. “Storm Deep Blue” – While the name says ‘blue,’ the flowers are actually a very deep shade of indigo/purple. “Mambo Purple” – Extremely large, 3.5 inch (9 cm.) wide flowers that are rich burgundy to magenta in color. “Merlin Blue Morn” – Don’t let the name fool you, these 2.5 inch (6 cm.) wide flowers deepen from light lavender to deep purple/blue.

Liz Baessler
Senior Editor

The only child of a horticulturist and an English teacher, Liz Baessler was destined to become a gardening editor. She has been with Gardening Know how since 2015, and a Senior Editor since 2020. She holds a BA in English from Brandeis University and an MA in English from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. After years of gardening in containers and community garden plots, she finally has a backyard of her own, which she is systematically filling with vegetables and flowers.