Petunia - Petunia axillaris x integrifolia = P. x hybrida

    Description

    The basic petunia flower is funnel shaped but due to cultivation there are numerous varieties including double flowered forms and others with petals that have fringed margins. There are also numerous colour varieties and even some with variegated foliage.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Often grown in hanging baskets and garden borders, this plant occasionally escapes into the wild but will usually only survive for one season.

    When to see it

    Flowering June to October.

    Life History

    Usually grown as an annual in Britain.

    UK Status

    Widespread but occasional as an escape from cultivation in England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon or under recorded as a garden escape in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map