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.