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Petunia

Petunia spp.

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This Genus has about 40 species of spreading to erect plants. They are multi branching with sticky hairy stems and ovate to lance-shaped dark green leaves. The showy solitary flowers are 5 lobed, fluted, single or double trumpet-shaped, borne on the upper leaf axils of the plant. Petunias are generally though of as annuals as they are mostly grown as such, but they are perennials.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Fruiting time
Summer, Autumn, Winter

Harvesting

The flowers are not harvested, but the seed can be collected once the flower has fallen off and the seed pod has turned brown. Pick it and store before the pod splits open.

Propagation

Seed
Petunias are grown from seed, they can be sown directly in the soil, after the last frosts in your area.

Special features

Attracts useful insects
Attract bees
Pot plant
Petunias make excellent pot and container plants.

Geography

Origin
South America, Argentina, Brazil

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Clay, Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Personality

Family
Solanaceae
Flower colour
Shades of pinks, purples, reds, yellow, black
Scent
Strong

Problems

Generally problem free, but aphids and slugs do like Petunias.

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