Mexican Petunia: FOTD April 30, 2022

This plant grows like a weed along all the borders of my garden. It has been identified for me at least once, but I can’t remember what it is. If you know, you’ll score points for filling me in on it. The flower is about 2 or 2 1/2 inches wide. Several people below guessed it was a petunia and I was sure they were wrong, but turns out I’m wrong. Its popular name is “Mexican Petunia,” even though they are not closely related.

For Cee’s FOTD

12 thoughts on “Mexican Petunia: FOTD April 30, 2022

  1. Marilyn Armstrong

    I have an unidentified little purple one the looks like a ground cover. I think someone told me it really IS a ground cover that somehow wound up on our property. It’s all over the place and I have no idea what it is. Purple. It spread. Yours look kind of petunia-ish.

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        1. lifelessons Post author

          Not a vine.. It is a very invasive tall plant. Wish I’d never planted it. I was playing the devil’s advocate when I offered to send you seen. Brah–ha–ha!

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  2. Marion Couvillion

    hay I just looked it up and it is a petunia but the leaves look different from what mine look like,,,

    On Sat, Apr 30, 2022 at 12:17 PM lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      I used the plant identifier and it, too, said it was a Mexican Petunia but in the past someone identified it as another plant. It is on tall stalks unlike regular petunias and is much more fragile than a petunia but perhaps it is called this because it resembles it? Back to Google. Thanks for commenting, Sam.

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