The Wild Petunia is a perennial plant with colorful flowers that is grown in containers and in gardens. It is one of the wild petunia species from which the cultivated petunias were developed. It is native to South America. It has funnel-shaped, rosy-purple flowers. It is grown as an annual and a container plant in northern regions and in southern regions it can be grown as a garden plant. Hardy in zones 8-10.
Growing Instructions for the Wild Petunia
The seeds like moist, well-drained soil. Use a sterile seed starter mix, if available. It prevents soil fungi from damaging the seeds and the seedlings. If not available, then make a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Put the soil in a pot. 4. Put the seeds on the soil. 5. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil. 6. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet. 7. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun or part shade. 8. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.