- On this page we will talk about:
- The flowers
- Pests and diseases
- Millions Bells
- Petunia: Dwarf petunias
- other articles:
Petunias are known for the beauty of flowers, to be grown in pots or planters. The Petunia genus includes 40 species of herbaceous plants, annual or perennial, mostly originating in South America.
They develop large bushes, densely branched, 25-60 cm high, often presenting prostrate or hanging stems; the leaves, light green in color, are covered with a very fine hair, are slightly sticky to the touch, and give off a characteristic scent
Tubular corolla, they are solitary and supported by terminal or axillary peduncles. They present the whole range of colors, from white to pink, from purple to blue. The tubular portion of the corolla is almost straight, while its margin is wide and five-lobed.
The very abundant flowering lasts from mid spring to mid autumn. There are many hybrids and cultivars on the market, even with double flowers or with jagged or wrinkled corollas.