Petunia

Petunia exserta

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Petunia (peh-TEWN-ya) (Info)
Species: exserta (ek-SER-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Richmond, California

Alachua, Florida

Barbourville, Kentucky

Hollywood, Maryland

Riverview, Michigan

North Tonawanda, New York

Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 20, 2014, karann17 from Wyandotte, MI wrote:

I have 4 beautiful petunia exserta plants growing in my Michigan yard. Unfortunately, not one of my hummingbirds goes to this plant. I thought they attracted hummers. The hummers will go to my cigar plants, black and blue salvia, and bea balm. Maybe I just have picky hummers?

Positive

On Jun 13, 2012, penpen from North Tonawanda, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

First year for growing P. exserta. I started 31 plants from seed. Very easy to germinate and grew quickly. Blooms sooner once they are root bound. Then you can put them in a larger container or in the ground. Hummers are attracted to the blooms.

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