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Petunia is a genus of flowering plants native to South America with 20 species. The French adopted the word petun, which means “tobacco,” from a Tupi”Guarani language and gave it to the popular flower of the same name. The majority of the hybrid types seen in gardens are evergreen.

Petunia is a genus of the Solanaceae family, Petunioideae subfamily. Tobacco (subfamily Nicotianoideae), as well as the cape gooseberry, tomatopotato, deadly nightshade, and chili pepper, are all members of the Solanaceae family (subfamily Solanoideae). Some botanists believe the plants of the genus Calibrachoa belong in the Petunia genus, but others disagree. Calibrachoa and Petunia were crossed to create Petchoa, a hybrid genus.

With the exception of P. exserta, a rare red-flowered, hummingbird-pollinated species, most petunias are insect pollinated. The majority of petunias have 14 chromosomes and are interfertile with other petunia species as well as Calibrachoa.

Some Lepidoptera species, such as the Hummingbird Hawk Moth, prefer the tubular blooms. The larvae of the corn earworm, Helicoverpa zea, and the cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni, consume the blooms.


Petunias can withstand some hardship and hot weather, but not frost. They require at least five hours of direct sunshine every day and thrive in wet soil with low air humidity. Seeds are the greatest way to cultivate them. In most areas, one a week watering should sufficient. Watering hanging baskets and other containers more frequently is required. Early April is when you’ll see the most growth. Fertilizing the plant on a monthly or weekly basis, depending on the type, can help it develop fast.

Additional than Petunia atkinsiana, several other species are gaining popularity in the home garden. In both Petunia atkinsiana and other species, a broad range of flower colors, sizes, and plant architectures are available.

Petunias were thought to have the capacity to fend off underworld creatures and spirits by the Maya and Inca. For magical beverages, their flower buds were bunched together. Petunias will only grow where there is “good energy,” according to New Age legend, and will not grow where there is “negativity.”

Petunias have two mutually incompatible meanings when presented as a gift, symbolizing on the one hand being comfortable with someone, and on the other hand wrath and resentment.

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