Under the magnifying glass: Mexican Petunia

Mexican Petunia June 2015 (1)

Mexican Petunia June 2015 (2)


Humble beginnings!! A simple planter with a clump of Mexican Petunia. (The plant was a gift from a resident in the adjacent Rainbow’s End RV Park.) I searched my pictures and came to the conclusion the plant had been in my garden for more than six months before I recorded its presence. Didn’t impress me, huh?

Mexican Petunia October 2015 (1)

Mexican Petunia October 2015 (2)


Magnifying glass with white stick figure and green plant

From smaller to larger planter November 2015


Cape Honeysuckle August 2016

Turk's Cap August 2016


Mexican Petunia bloomThe blooms are difficult to see in the other pictures. They are a deep purple blossom that appears in the early morning, lingers throughout the day, and dies mid-afternoon. Strangely, the next morning, the cycle repeats.

2 comments on “Under the magnifying glass: Mexican Petunia

  1. Deb says:

    Mexican Petunias are VERY hardy. I have a neighbor that has died to obliterate theirs several times now to clear out a flower bed…and they keep coming back.

  2. Yes, they are very hardy and considered “invasive” in some states. Mine are in planters so I’m not fostering a problem.

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