This spring one of New Zealand’s favourite Petunias will con­trib­ute to a cause close to our hearts. For ev­ery Pe­tu­nia ‘Bub­blegum’ sold the Proven Win­ners group will do­nate 50 cents to Breast Cancer Foun­da­tion*.

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The ‘Bub­blegum’ petunias from Proven Win­ners are in­ter­na­tional best sell­ers. Per­fect for fill­ing bor­ders or spilling from hang­ing bas­kets, th­ese large and hardy plants quickly form a mass of colour to fill a space up to 1.2 me­tres across, and up to 60cm tall.

In New Zealand with the right care and con­di­tions ‘Bub­blegums’ have been known to last up to 5 years, even in the South Is­land, as long as they are pro­tected from win­ter frost. Per­fectly happy in the heat of summer, they ‘self clean’ so there is no need to spend time dead-head­ing.

Bub­blegum petunias are avail­able in four shades: ‘Blush’ (pale pink to white), ‘Fuch­sia’ (deep cerise pink), ‘Pink’ and ‘White’.

This year’s first ever New Zealand Flower and Gar­den Show will show­case ‘Bub­blegum’ petunias in a spec­tac­u­lar dis­play. By pick­ing up some of th­ese to cre­ate a pink state­ment in your own gar­den you will be help­ing a very wor­thy cause!

*Dona­tion on petunias sold from Oc­to­ber 1st.


‘Above and Be­yond’ Proven Win­ners con­tainer recipe in­cludes ‘Fuch­sia’, ‘Pink’ and ‘Blush’.

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