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One of the most popular flowers-- and the namesake of several iconic pop culture characters-- petunias have evolved considerably since the 1800's.

Why We Love Them

We're not the only ones who love petunias. Planted in your yard, these colorful funnel-shaped flowers attract hummingbirds (which are a sign of good luck!).


Keep your petunias seeing the light. The more shade they have, the fewer flowers they'll produce.

By Any Other Name...

When Spanish explorers first encountered the petunia in South America, the native tribe called it "petun", meaning "worthless tobacco plant".

Petunia Of A Different Color

Scientists are developing a petunia that changes color. The flower is red at sunrise, blue in the evening, and different hues of purple throughout the day. Wild!