How to Manage Pests
Pests in Gardens and Landscapes
Petunia—Petunia x hybrida
Family Solanaceae (Nightshade family)
Petunias are low-growing perennial plants generally
treated as annuals. Leaves are thick and somewhat sticky.
Flowers may be ruffled or funnel-shaped and are of various
colors including white, yellow, red, blue, and purple. They
bloom from spring into winter. Petunias are often grown in
beds, containers, window boxes, or as ground covers.
Optimum conditions for growth
Petunias require regular water and fertilizer, and
they must be planted in soil that drains well. Plants do well
in areas with full sun. After the bloom period, remove old
flowers to promote new plant growth.
Side view of petunia