18 Different types of Petunias (with photos) – Different colours of Petunias 

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In this article, we will discuss different types of Petunias. Petunias are a great variety that can be added to your grande collection. If you have already grown its varieties in your garden, then it’s amazing. But if not, then you should grow them as they add elegance, and attractiveness to your garden. Petunias were running for a long time in the gardening field in the 19th century. There are various varieties of petunias that can be grown in your home garden. 

Petunias are those annual plants that bloom the garden all long in the summertime. They just need care for their expansion and growth and even some of its varieties do not need any type of maintenance for their growth. Petunias are a part of the Solanaceae family which is known by another name, a family of nightshades. 

Some of the varieties of the petunias are Grandiflora, surfing, Cascadia, wave, Supertunia, and so on. They have various color options to grow in your garden. By planting petunias in your yard, you can make your garden area look attractive, beautiful, and even eye-catchy. 

18 Different types of petunias – Different colors of petunias 

As mentioned, you will see various varieties of petunia in this guide. Let us discuss some of the varieties that one can grow with the different color variants. They are: 

  1. Cascadia petunia 
  2. Merlin
  3. Ultra
  4. Storm
  5. Mini
  6. Mirage
  7. Sanguna 
  8. Prism 
  9. Southern star 
  10. Happy 
  11. Headliner
  12. Frillytunia
  13. Glow
  14. Aladdin
  15. Amore
  16. Lambada
  17. Crazytunia
  18. Celebrity 

Want to know about them in detail? Move further. 

Cascadia petunia 

You might have grown this beautiful petunia variant in your home garden, if not, then you should do so. These types of petunias have great vegetation that suits best with the other companion plants.  They come in various color ranges such as yellow, orange, hot pink, etc. 


This variant has color combos such as white with raspberry trim, white with purple trim, etc. They give you blossoms all along in their growing season. These plants can attain a width of about 30 inches and a height of 20 inches. You can place them in the pots, and containers and even use them as border decorators. 


The petunia plant that has white color contrast with other shades such as purple, red, pink, etc. is known as ultra. This variety is also grown by almost every farmer in the garden area. 


If you have weather issues in your area, then you can go for this variety as this plant can grow well in every climatic condition. This plant has beautiful bright shades of purple. Its big flowers can steal your heart. They can reach up to a height of 10 inches. 


A mini variant of petunia needs less care for its growth and maintenance but they are required to be fertilized frequently. They have a variety of shades such as bright pink, blue, purple, white, and many more that will contrast greatly with your surroundings in the garden. They can attain a height of about 8 inches long. 


You cannot find this variety of petunia easily, but if you got it then you can go for it. They can attain a height of about 15 inches long and 12 inches wide. Some of its color shades are coral, white, lavender, red, soft pink, etc. it is even known as multiflora. 


This variety of petunia can bloom for a long time in the summertime. You will have a variety of color shades of Sanguna such as bright red, burgundy, salmon, purple, and many more. If you are a petunia lover, then this sanguna variety is best for you. 


For your border areas, this variety can go well. They tend to grow to about 8 inches long and 30 inches wide. You can grow them in the containers too with its amazing color shades such as white, red, pink, purple, etc. 

Southern star 

The southern star can grow to 12 inches and even needs minimal care for its growth. They can grow in all conditions whether hot, dry, or wet. This variant too comes in various shades such as soft pink, white, etc. so, you can grow this beautiful petunia variety. 


You might be thinking how a plant named ‘Happy’, right? It gives happiness to you by blooming its amazing and long-lasting flowers that come in the shades of pink, lavender, yellow, red, and so on. 


These petunias can grow up to a height of 16 inches and spread around 30 inches widely. Its big blossoms attract visitors. Moreover, they can be planted in the hanging baskets and even in pots or containers. If you want a cream-white combination or white with purple, then you can go for it. 


Are you searching for a petunia that suits you best in the border areas? Then, Frillytunia is a great variant for your garden. Not only are they unique, but they also have amazing color shades like white, pink, red, etc. Frillytunia can attain a height of about 12 inches long. 


Isn’t the name of this petunia amazing? This plant is as similar as its name. This variant of petunia also glows with funnel-shaped leaves that seem to be large. They come in the color shades of red, yellow, pink, purple, rose, etc. you can grow this glow variant in your home garden to make your garden eye catchy and gorgeous. 

For more such plant related-articles, you may also read, How to grow Wave Petunias in a Hanging Basket? (10+ tips) 


This plant suits great with its blossoms and tends to grow about 15 inches long. They won’t grow longer than this height. If you are thinking of planting them in the hanging baskets, then you can go for it as they are a great option for this. 


Have you heard of this flowering petunia before? It is a famous petunia which is also known as the queen of hearts. This variant has a variety of colors within, a few of them are purple, raspberry pink, cadmium red, etc. guys, without any doubt, you can go for this petunia variety to grow. 


This flowering petunia makes your garden more attractive with its amazing blossoms throughout the season. They will also grow about 10 inches long. You can place them in a good place to make the border areas gorgeous. They also have various color choices like pink, salmon, etc. 


This petunia variant can attain a height of about 10 inches long. They will cherish you with their amazing color shades of blooms such as bright blue, bright red, and so on. They have a back center in every flower which contrasts greatly with the garden area. So, you can grow this petunia in your garden easily and add elegance to your garden. 


This variety of petunia is great for you if you live in hot places. They belong to the ‘multiflora series’ and are a good choice for your garden. You can see a variety of color shades such as red, pink, yellow, salmon, lilac, and many more color varieties are there in celebrity petunia. 

Concluding lines 

In this guide, we discussed various varieties of petunia that can be grown in your garden. Petunias are those annual plants that bloom the garden all long in the summertime. They just need care for their expansion and growth and even some of its varieties do not need any type of maintenance for their growth. So, you can grow them. 


Which petunias are the hardiest?

The hardiest petunia variety is petunia ‘below zero’. 

What is the best petunia for hanging baskets?

The best petunias for your hanging baskets are surfinia petunias and Cascadia petunias, they can grow best and do well in your garden. It will make your garden area attractive. 

How long do petunias last in hanging baskets?

Petunias can live for about 2 to 3 years. So planting them is a great decision. 

Angie Scott

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