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Petunia 'Purple Rocket'

Half-hardy Annual

An exclusive climbing Petunia from the Thompson & Morgan breeding programme. Climbing Petunia 'Purple Rocket' carries on the success of our popular 'Purple Tower'. We've taken that customer favourite, improved the vigour and packed it with more petals for intense perfume for even better flowering results on trellis, fencing and obelisks.

'Purple Rocket' produces rapid growth and early flowers, offering the ultimate column of colour when trained on a frame. Just three plants set into a Thompson & Morgan Tower Pot™ will create a winning summer patio or balcony display. Bred in the UK to cope with British weather, long stems quickly reach up to 1.5m (5ft) in height come rain or shine.

Alternatively let these easy-grow petunia plants spread through beds and borders as a carpet of colourful ground cover. Wherever you choose to plant it, Petunia 'Purple Rocket' will provide the perfect focal point for your garden this summer! Height and spread: 1.5m (5').


Ideal For:
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September, October
full sun
    • 1 x Petunia 'Purple Rocket' Collection

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    • £39.97 £29.99
    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

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Pot up petunia plants and grow them on in warm frost-free conditions for transplanting later on. Alternatively, plant plugs directly into flower pouches.Pinch out the growing tip of each stem to encourage branching and form a bushier plant which will produce more flowers later on. When all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days, before transplanting them outdoors into baskets, window boxes and containers in well drained soil, in full sun.
Feed and water petunia plants regularly, particularly during hot, dry periods. Regular deadheading of petunia flowers will encourage further blooms to be produced throughout the summer.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.


    By Will Whyte 23-10-2016

    Fantastic plants. I have put then in 2s along a long wall at regular intervals with green netting for them to climb through. Only problem is that I cant find anything to say if they are perennial, and if they are when and how much to cut them back. Maybe someone could help.


    Thank you for your review. These petunias are half-hardy annuals, which do mean that they are not perennial, but can be kept in a greenhouse over winter for growing next season. You will need to cut them back before the first frost to around 2 inches, and replant them in to pots.

  2. Great in a flower bed

    By Kevin Ellis 07-10-2016

    Very impressed. I did not use them as climbers, rather in a flower bed and they spread like wild fire! Gave a beautiful display that continues today (early October). Are they available in other colours too?


    Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase and thank you so much for taking the time to let us know. We do have the Petunia 'Purple Tower' and the Cascade varieties which I'm sure you would love to try! I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

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