Petunia flower Legend

definition of petunia by the Free Online Dictionary

April 28, 2013 – 05:06 am


petunia (pɪˈtjuːnɪə)

1. (Plants) any solanaceous plant of the tropical American genus Petunia: cultivated for their white, pink, blue, or purple funnel-shaped flowers

[C19: via New Latin from obsolete French petun variety of tobacco, from Tupi petyn]

pe•tu•nia (pɪˈtu nyə, -ni ə, -ˈtyu-)

n., pl. -nias.

any garden plant belonging to the genus Petunia, of the nightshade family, native to tropical America, having funnel-shaped flowers of various colors.

[1815–25; < New Latin (1789) < French petun tobacco (now dial.) < Portuguese petum < Tupi petyn]

petunia - It is related to the tobacco plant, hence its name, from Portuguese petum, "tobacco."

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Noun 1. petunia - any of numerous tropical herbs having fluted funnel-shaped flowershybrid petunia, Petunia hybrida - hybrids of Petunia axillaris and Petunia integrifolia: a complex group of petunias having single or double flowers in colors from white to purple
2. Petunia - annual or perennial herbs or shrubs of tropical South Americafamily Solanaceae, potato family, Solanaceae - large and economically important family of herbs or shrubs or trees often strongly scented and sometimes narcotic or poisonous; includes the genera Solanum, Atropa, Brugmansia, Capsicum, Datura, Hyoscyamus, Lycopersicon, Nicotiana, Petunia, Physalis, and Solandra

petunia [pɪˈtjuːnɪə] → petunia

petunia [pəˈtjuːniə] → pétunia
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Yep, they'll do a number on geranium flowers

And also petunias, and other ornamental tobacco family plants. There's a good little article from Sunset on the problem here:
Looks like you can use the "organic" Bacillus (BT) for control besides picking each little worm out of there. BT's about the only thing to spray on anyway, since the pest is apparently notoriously immune to insecticides.


Look on leaves for little brown flecks if u find them, u most likely have budworms. the flecks r their poop. they destroy flowers,buds and leaves. I have recently seen japanese beetles obliterate the poor plants in two days. try spraying water lightly over plants and then quickly scan for moving insects, as this may help to identify them..or...shake plant over a bag and see if a bug drops in. this can he also help identify. could b slugs if there is mulch near . check soil on ground or pot for snails ,slugs etc. I hand pick most slugs,snails, and beetles and have good results.good luck

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