Sunday, June 17, 2007


This Petunia is one of the beautiful flowering plants for sale today at the Flea Market on the Upper Westside. Petunias (Petunia hybrida) are one of the best summer flowering annuals for mass display, in pots or hanging baskets. The color range is huge, with varieties available in every color except orange. They bloom throughout the summer and into autumn if faded flowers are removed regularly. They are native to Argentina, Brazil, and other parts of South America. These attractive flowers caught the eye of early explorers who collected seeds to take back to Europe and to North America. Petunias grow 12-15 inches tall. The plant and stem are covered with soft hair. Bright and colorful funnel shaped flowers bloom in blooms are produced in many single or multiple colors.

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