Other Names - Petun.
Origins - South America.
Type - Annual (herbaceous)
Hardiness (see References, below)Will grow in most Summer gardens.
Spring, Summer, early Fall.
Up to 18 in (45 cm).
Sunny, or partially shaded
By seeds (plant approximately 8 weeks, before ready to be planted outdoors).
Cuttings taken in late Summer, and early Fall will also root easily.
Beautiful, delightfully fragrant blooms (particularly at dusk). Like Marigolds, Petunias, make perfect companions, and will grow next to any garden plant. They are reputed to deter grasshoppers, Japanese beetles, aphids, asparagus beetle. Petunias attract hummingbirds, and bees. These charming flowers are easy to grow directly in the ground, and in containers. Definitively a must have bloom to enjoy!
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