Petunia: Shanin Wild (Petunia violacea)
$1.00 - $5.60
This species is the heat loving, blossom-heavy half of the domesticated petunia. A member of the nightshade family, it has its origins as a native species of South America. Since this genus also includes the tobacco plant, the common name “petunia” comes from an obscure word for tobacco. The species name “violacea” comes from the Latin word for “violet.” This tender perennial is usually grown as an annual in cooler climates, and will reseed itself.