The British-bred plant has distribution in more than 20 countries.
The Royal Horticultural Society has bestowed its Award of Garden Merit on Tumbelina ‘Priscilla’ in time for the anniversary year, in recognition that ‘Priscilla’ "performs reliably in the garden".
The petunia was developed by husband and wife team David and Priscilla Kerley in a back garden greenhouse. ‘Priscilla’ launched their Cambridgeshire-based family business and led to further colours being developed in the Tumbelina collection. A total of 21 different colours and colour combinations will be sold across the globe in 2016.
It has pastel mauve scented flowers, veined with violet and cascades across the whole of the plant, not just the ends of the lateral shoots.
According to the criteria for the RHS Award of Merit, ‘Priscilla’ is an excellent plant for "ordinary use".