Petunia (Petu’nia) are tender perennial plants but treated as annuals. These South American natives belong to the Nightshade family, Solanaceae.
Petunia is related to the Tobacco Plant also in the Solanaceae family. The word ‘Petun’ comes from a local name for tobacco or Nicotiana.
Petunias produce showy flowers for use in summer flower beds, growing in pots or window boxes. The modern hybrids have large, double, or single blooms with a remarkable range of colors.
Petunias are sun-loving plants and useless in heavy shade. They will grow in the shade but will not bloom well. They thrive in well-drained, relatively light soil, and they like warmth. More on Petunia care.
They prefer full sun but can stand a little shade. Check out the related Petunia articles below.
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