White Petunia Solanaceae by demetriceworley

White Petunia Solanaceae

Petunias* are of South American origin. Its name is petun an epithet from the French, who took it from a Tupi-Guarani language meaning "tobacco” — Thanks to Kali (@kali66) for the great link to more information about petunias. See her comment below.

*18th Flower

I like them because they are easy to grow in a wide variety of soils.


iPad 9.7”
Thank you for sharing these white petunias and the interesting information to go with it. tobacco eh! Fav.
August 11th, 2019  
Lovely shot of the petunias. Interesting story, I wonder why they called it tobacco. My friend has Petunias that she calls Wave Petunias. Basically they grow long trails that hang down out of baskets. Mine are regular Petunias.
August 12th, 2019  
maybe you (theoretically) could smoke it !
August 12th, 2019  
@bruni Thank you. I’m having a great time researching the information.
August 12th, 2019  
@grannysue There're over 40 different petunia species. The ones like yours are the only ones I’ve ever grown Every time I tried to grow the vine ones, I managed ... hmm ... to keep them from living. lol
August 12th, 2019  
@kali66 I was going to write a response, but every time I started typing, I started giggling. ;-)
August 12th, 2019  
@kali66 Thanks for sharing the link to the petunia information—your source was way better than mine.

You were spot on about the smoking! lol .... I’m still giggling. ;)

Also, thank you for helping me update my petunia information. :-)
August 12th, 2019  
gorgeous detail :)
August 12th, 2019  
Lovely shot
August 12th, 2019  
@koalagardens @777margo Thank you. I’m always happy when I have the focus correct. Sometimes this is difficult with the iPad.
August 15th, 2019  
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