Thursday, July 5, 2012


Petunias are annual flowering plants that are native to South America.  They are one of the most popular flowers in flower beds and hanging baskets.  The nice thing about petunias is that they can tolerate hot climates.  They need at least five hours of sunlight each day, and prefer low humidity.  Generally, they don't need to be watered every day - every 2-5 days should suffice.  But when temperatures are in the 90s and 100s, you should water them every day.

Petunnias are characterized by wide, trumpet shaped flowers, and branching foilage.  They come in a variety of colors and styles - single and double blooms, ruffled or smooth petals, striped or solid colors, and some even have fragances.

Petunnias can be propagated through seeds.  If you have them in your flower beds, chances are, you'll see new sprouts coming up the following year.


  1. The colors remind me of the hard fruit candies "Campino". Really beautiful

  2. i love these--and i especially love the kind you don't have to pinch back :)

  3. I love these flowers! they add so much color! and especially now with the brown crunchy grass!