Height: 1' (30cm) Flowering Time: Summer Flower Colour: White, yellow, red, pink, mauve, blue, purple ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Asteridae (Daisy Superorder) Order: Polemoniales (Jacob's Ladder Order) Family: Solanaceae (Potato Family) Genus: Petunia Species: grandiflora (large-flowered) ____________________________________
Petunia grandiflora is a traditional summer bedding favourite, given a new lease of life by the modern fashion for patio pots and hanging baskets. It forms tight little bushes around a foot high, with deep green sticky leaves, covered in large floppy trumpet flowers throughout the summer. While these used to be mainly single flowers in deep velvety single colours or stripes, new varieties are often in lighter colours with veined throats or with frilly double flowers.
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Inside (9 days)
Seed Pod The seedpod is oval, opening into two halves along the sides, like a mouth.
Seed The seeds are tiny dark brown balls. There are many seeds in a pod.
Seedling The seedling is small. The seedleaves are pointed, and the first true leaves are also pointed.
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