Under the magnifying glass: Mexican Petunia

Mexican Petunia June 2015 (1)

Mexican Petunia June 2015 (2)

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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)

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Magnifying glass with white stick figure and green plant

From smaller to larger planter November 2015

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Cape Honeysuckle August 2016

Turk's Cap August 2016

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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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