This precious flower is commonly called a Petunia. It originates from the continent of South America. Its beauty will brighten any space it is put in. The Petunia’s petals will be sure to grab viewers’ attention and they’ll instantly fall in love with their silky look. This frilly flower comes in many different varieties and looks great in flower beds mixed with other colors or in pots!
Common Name: Petunia
Scientific Background: This plant is in the family of Solanaceae. Home to South America, this flower has made its way around to customer’s yards and in community spaces. The petunia is related to the plants cape gooseberry, tomato, potato, deadly nightshades chili pepper, and others. Whatever the origin, these flowers will surely delight your eyes!
Scientific Name: Petunia Solanaceae
Blooms/Foliage: Petunia’s blooms have a frilly edge to them and are shaped like a funnel. The double wave of this flower makes it look full and lush. The pure white color will complement many landscapes and/or homes. The bright, lovely color will delight most eyes. The leaves of this plant are usually oval-shaped or heart-shaped and lack a leaf stem. These leaves produce a gooey sap which can cause the leaves to have a sticky surface.
Hardiness Zones: Petunias are planted all throughout the U.S., where there is warm weather and lots of sun.
Growth Habit: These flowers can grow up to a height of 6-8″ and as wide as 18-24″. These flowers grow into a mound and spread around the area.
Exposure: This plant needs sunlight. While they can stand full sunlight all day, they should at least get 5-6 hours of sunlight per day.
Water: These flowers should be watered a medium amount and have moist soil. This supply of water will help the petunias when they’re soaking up the sun they need for their precious blooms.
Spread: When planting space seeds about 12-18″ inches apart, but can spread more densely in pots and containers.
Soil: Seeds should be planted in two to three inches of organic matter mixed with soil. The mixture can contain manure, rotted leaves, or baled peat moss.
Potential Handling Dangers: Petunias have not been recorded to be prone to irritating the skin.
Potential Plant Dangers; Petunias can’t withstand frosts or freezing temperatures. aphids, mealybugs, spider mites, and whiteflies.
Helpful Tips: We suggest fertilizing you plants weekly or monthly with a self-releasing fertilizer. This will quicken plant growth and improve overall plant health.