Botanical name: Petunia violacea Family: Solanaceae (potato family)
A species of petunia with a lax sprawing habit, spreading outward rather than upwards. Flowers are only 2-inches wide, fragrant, violet-colored and cover the plants all summer long. It's an excellent choice for the front of the border or spilling over the edge of a container. P. violacea is a parent to many of the hybrids on the market today. It is a tough plant and has great heat tolerance for a petunia.
Identification credit: P. Rao Pulakhandam • Is this flower misidentified? If yes,
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