Petunia




COMMON NAME
:  Petunia

BOTANICAL NAME:  Petunia × hybrida

PRONUNCIATION:  pe-TUNE-ee-ah HI-brid-ah

TYPE:  Annual - Sun

HEIGHT:  12 -24 inches

SPREAD:  18 -24 inches

SPACING:  9 -12 inches

HABIT:  Tender summer-flowering annual. Available in many colors.

CULTURE:  Plant before last frost in well-prepared beds with good drainage. Needs high fertilization for best blooms.

USES:  Summer flowers, pots, hanging baskets.

PROBLEMS:  Cutworms, caterpillars, and summer heat.

NOTES:  There are more heat tolerant varieties and cultivars available. Native to South America.
 

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