Where Do Petunias Originate From?

Petunias originate from South America. The common garden petunia (Petunia x hybrida) is a result of crosses between "Petunia axillaris," "Petunia inflata" and "Petunia violaceae," all of which are native petunias of regions of South America.

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Janet Teas has worked in the publishing industry since 1993. She is an avid gardener and decorator who has written numerous home and garden articles for websites and magazines such as "Better Homes & Gardens," "Hometown Cooking," "Country Woman" and "The Essential Herbal" magazine. She received a Bachelor of Music in music education from Bowling Green State University.