Black Velvet

Learn more about Petunia ‘Balpevac’ Black Velvet/Black Cat.

We don’t typically think of petunias and evening gowns at the same time, but that might change with the introduction of the Black Velvet petunia from Ball Horticultural Co. The dark, soft petals have just a bit of shimmer, and their deep, mysterious color adds a bit of mystery to a container of annuals. This petunia, which is also being sold by Burpee under the name Black Cat, grows in a mounded habit and blooms summer through fall.

Sun: Full sun
Soil: Average
Height: 8 to 12 inches
Width: 8 to 12 inches
Source: Local garden centers