Petunia is one of the most well-loved and surprisingly diverse garden flowers. In spring, when most flowers come to bloom, this sun-loving plant can become the star of your garden. With a huge amount of varieties available it is almost impossible to say that petunias are boring. You can find plain, spotted, striped, single and double flowers, from pure white to dense black. The special types might have their own name but in the core all of these flowers are petunias.
Loved for its flowers, Petunia is a perfect addition to any hanging basket. And if this year you are looking for a new variety, try the Night Sky Petunia.
Its deep purple flowers with white spots on top will genuinely remind you of the night sky, with a myriad of galaxies. While one flower might not be enough, a good bunch in the garden will look like shining stars. It is well known, the more plants you have, the happier you are.
While petunias originated in South America, this particular type is a result of the careful selection process by an Italian plant breeder. His aim was not only to achieve “stars” but also a stable color which will come up every year as bright as ever.
The Night Sky petunias come in different colors ranging from intense dark blue to bright pink (which actually has its own name). This new color pattern responds to temperature so you might have a different appearance based on where flowers are and the weather in your area. When there are hot days and cool nights, you will observe more white “stars” on a flower. In other cases, when it is warm all day round, the flower might become a solid color.
Unfortunately, you cannot grow those flowers from seeds but you can buy them from a store and multiply them that way. They do like borders and will easily spread around. If you would like to keep the galaxy pattern stable, plant them in a pot and move them to a different place for the night. Otherwise, Night Sky petunia is a perfect dweller for your garden. For best looks, you can combine this galaxy-in-a-pot with different color petunias to create bright bursts of colors or even night sky with planets and solar systems.