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A plant of the nightshade family with brightly colored funnel-shaped flowers. Native to tropical America, it has been widely developed as an ornamental hybrid, with numerous varieties.
- ‘Tried and true varieties include Gerbera daisy, pink and purple wave petunia, begonias, Calla lilies, fragrant heliotrope and stock.’
- ‘Replace fading cool-season annuals with heat lovers like celosias, dahlias, marigolds, petunias, salvias, and verbenas.’
- ‘Set out tender bedding plants such as petunias and marigolds after the last frost of spring.’
- ‘Geraniums, pansies, petunias, primroses and snapdragons could provide shades of red late fall through spring.’
- ‘White cyclamen, snapdragons, petunias and alyssum are cool-season annuals you can add now.’
Modern Latin, from French petun, from Guarani petȳ ‘tobacco’ (to which these plants are related).
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