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Petunia

Petunia
Category
Flowers
Plant Type
Annual
Binomial Name
Petunia x hybrida
Light
Partial Shade to Full Sun

Petunias are perennials, but will not over winter unless you have a warm climate. Best in moderate temperatures (50-85°F) and full sun with protection from the wind. Prone to rain damage, but are tolerant of wet climates for the most part. Works well in a border or bedding.

Most of the varieties seen in gardens are hybrids (Petunia × hybrida).

Deadheading is the process of removing the spent flower (seed pod and all) from the plant.  You can do this by simply pinching the stem below the flower or by using some type of pruning tool to remove the spent flower.  Deadheading not only induces new flowers to form, but it can keep the plant from looking too scraggly.  There are some cultivated varieties of Petunias that are said to not require deadheading after their blooms fade for the plant to keep flowering; however, it is still recommended to deadhead these Petunias to promote the best floral displays.

Plant Variations
Pink PetuniasMixed PetuniasLight Pink PetuniasLighter Pink PetuniasPurple PetuniasWhite and Violet PetuniasFuschia PetuniasRed PetuniasViolet PetuniasWhite PetuniasYellow and Red Petunias