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Scientific Name: Petunia x hybrida
Pronunciation: peh-TOON-yuh ex HIB-rih-duh
Common Name: petunia, Supertunia mini
Family Name: Solanaceae
Plant Type: Annual
Key ID Features: Creeping annual; stems long and somewhat limp; leaves pale/light green, ovoid and alternate; flowers radially symmetrical, large (> 4cm wide), petals white to purple (or bicolour), trumpet-like, limp; sepals with prominent green finger-like sepals.
Course(s): HORT 1155, Level 2 Apprenticeship, CLT Training


Habit: Spreading
Form: Mounded
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Garden origin, South America
Hardiness Rating: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: High
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Group or mass planting, Hanging basket, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google Images. Wikipedia. Includes many small-flower trailing cvs. that are used in containers such as Supertunia® which are nearly indistiquishable from the Calibrachoa Superbells®.
petunia, Supertunia mini
 
 
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Summer: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cuneate
Margins: Entire

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Funnelform
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Violet, Blue, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Red, Dark-red, Magenta
Flower Scent: Sweet
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Most > 4 cm wide, radially symmetrical, and with delicate petals that easily go limp.

 
Fruit Type: Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Fruit Colour:
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

 
Bark or Stem Colour:
  


Propagation: Seed, Softwood cuttings
Plant Care:
Maintenance:High
Pest Susceptibility: Leaf miner insect, Virus
 
Location(s):
(BED) BEDding, container, or basket
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