Scientific name - Petunia hybrida
Popular names - garden petunia.
Distribution and Habitat - originally from South America, both in temperate zones and in the subtropics.
Description - herbaceous, annual. Stem herbaceous, decumbenta or ascending, with pear grlandulari. Sesi leaf or petiole short, basal leaves are alternate, are opposed to the top; ovat language, obovat or elliptic, tip acute, margin entire. Flowers solitary, in subsoara leaves, calyx lobes obtuse 5 Campanula or linear, 1.5 - 3.5 cm long tube Corola obconic, 3-4 cm, 4-12 cm lobes, lobes obtuse or acute, margins entire, colored, plain or double, fragrant, five stamens, anthers yellow, white or blue, ovary conical, ca. 3 mm, blooms in May-September (October). Capsule 1-1.5 cm, smooth. Seeds ± round, oval, 0.7 x 0.6 - 0.7 mm, shiny, brownclosed.
Growth rate - fast.
Tolerances - 10 to 15 C temperatures. Not tolerate strong winds which may break lujerii thin.
Requirements - prefer shows sunny and well-drained land (land to chime mixed with crushed bark and sand to ensure good drainage of plants grown in pots).
Management - watering plants is 2-3 days during spring and increase with rising temperatures in summer.
Propagation - by seeds, sown in late winter in the greenhouse.
Pests and diseases - red mite.
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Properties and Uses - cultivated as ornamental species in parks, gardens and terraces.
Curiosity - Petunia hybrida Petunia species derived from crosses integrifolia and Petunia axillaris, by Atkins in 1834.
Generic epithet 'Petunia' derives from the word home aborigiana 'petum' or 'betum' given tobacco.
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