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Brazilian Petunia in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Petunia Exserta

 

Brazilian Petunia

Petunia exserta is a rare Petunia. In the wild, the plant is found growing only on sandstone towers. It is the only Petunia species that is naturally pollinated by hummingbirds, and the only red flowered Petunia species.

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plant Features
  • Brazilian Petunia likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Brazilian Petunia likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Brazilian Petunia is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Brazilian Petunia likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Brazilian Petunia

Latin name

Petunia Exserta

type

Half hardy perennial

family

Solanaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Brazilian Petunia likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Brazilian Petunia is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Brazilian Petunia likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    Brazilian Petunia likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Brazilian Petunia is 0.55meters x 0.60meters 0.55 M 0.60 M

Petunia Exserta

Petunia exserta is a rare Petunia. In the wild, the plant is found growing only on sandstone towers. It is the only Petunia species that is naturally pollinated by hummingbirds, and the only red flowered Petunia species.


Planting Petunias

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

If you are growing Petunias from seed it is best to start them inside before planting them outside in the spring. Make sure you leave enough room between plants.

 

Flowering in Summer

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

The Petunia flower comes in many different colours including red, white, yellow, blue and fuchsia, they can also be dual coloured or spotted.

 

Propagation by seed

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

Sow seed under glass in potting compost in early spring.

 
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