Beautiful Petunia Flowers

Isn’t this a blue violet color? No matter what we still love these flowers and we have some in our garden. I just research online about these flowers and I found out its categories below. Thanks to the experts of wikipedia for sharing it.

“CATEGORIES OF PETUNIA

Grandiflora

This type of petunias has the largest flowers, up to 4 inches in diameter. Of all the petunias these have the widest variety of forms and colors but are the most likely to be damaged by heavy rain. There are four types of grandiflora and they are classified by their colors, namely, ‘Daddy Series’ (shades of pink and purple), ‘Merlin Blue Morn’ (blue and white), ‘Supercascade Series’ (many colors) and ‘Ultra Series’ (many colors including bicolor).

Spreading

Spreading petunias (sometimes called groundcover) are characterized by their low height (usually about six inches), but a large spread (about three to four feet). They will cover a large area provided they have adequate water and fertilization. ‘Purple Wave’ was the first introduced cultivar of spreading petunias and grows to a height of 4 inches. ‘Tidal Wave’ is another spreading type of petunia, but is much taller (between sixteen and twenty two inches). ‘Opera Supreme’ is a cultivar with large flowers.

Mulitflora

Multiflora, when compared to grandiflora are half the size, 2 inches in diameter, they are not easily damaged in heavy rain and can tolerate more sun. Multiflora petunias cultivars include: ‘Carpet Series’ (many colors), ‘Surfinia Series’ (pink, blue, purple and white), and ‘Wave Series’ (pink, coral and purple). These spread quickly and are ideal for hanging baskets.

Milliflora

Milliflora are the smallest of the petunias and about 1 inch across. These are prettiest when mixed with other plants in containers, along garden beds, and edges. Milliflora are available in ‘Fantasy Series’ (red, purple, pink) and are the easiest to find. ‘Supertunia Mini Series’ (blue, pink, lilac, purple and white)are also available in the milliflora catagory. They tolerate harsh weather better when compared to grandifloras and multifloras.

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Petunia

 
 

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