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Petunia integrifolia

Family: Solanaceae

Native to: Tropical South America

Sentiment: your presence soothes me

Plant

Type: perennial

Forms: clumping, erect

Max height: 2 feet

Max width: 2 feet

Flower

violet

Leaf

green

Horticulture

Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, specific butterfly species

Exposure: sun

Landscape use: flower fragrant

Propagates by: seed

flowers in fall

flowers in spring

flowers in summer

Soil type: well drained

USDA Zones: zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: 0 to +30 °F

Water: regular

Butterflies that feed on this plant

  • Petunia integrifolia

There are 21 Petunia species in the Solanaceae family. Most are annuals that grow in Zones 7-10. Petunia integrifolia, a perennial, grows to 2 feet tall and wide from seed, in well-drained soil in Zones 7-9. Grow it in plenty of sunlight, and try it in a container. It flowers during spring, summer, and fall and prefers regular watering.

Battus philenor, PIPEVINE SWALLOWTAIL, will feed on Petunia.

Battus philenor 3