Petunia, Multiflora Petunia
Petunia 'Primetime Violet Star'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Petunia (peh-TEWN-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Primetime Violet Star
Additional cultivar information:(PrimeTime™ series)
Hybridized by Syngenta

Category:

Annuals

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Irvington, Alabama

Seward, Alaska

Indianapolis, Indiana

Davenport, Iowa

Denville, New Jersey

Knoxville, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 19, 2007, macybee from Deer Park, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Petunia
'Petun' means 'tabacco' in South American Indian dialect, and petunias are indeed relatives of the tobaccos (Nicotiana); their leaves have a similar narcotic effect on humans, and both genera belong to the same family as potatoes (Solanaceae). There are around 35 species in the genus, occurring in warmer parts of South America, including annuals, biennials and shrubby perennials. They have dark green, rather hairy, smooth-edged leaves and trumpet-shaped flowers in white, purple, red, blue, pink, or mixed hues. It is doubtful whether any other group of garden annuals has been the subject of such intense selection by plant breeders over such a long period as the petunias have been. Interestingly, from what they have revealed of their work, it seems to have been concentrated al... read more