The Mexican petunia's attracts happy hordes of butterfly in the
process. The Mexican petunia is a tender evergreen perennial.The
strong semi-woody stalks are distinctly vertical in aspect and hold
attractive dark green, leaves oppositely at the nodes. The blossoms
are trumpet shaped and are born at the tips of the stems. Varieties
with white, pink, and many shades of blue are available, as are
dwarf versions that form clumps that are about 25 cm 12" inches in
height. Prefers fertile soil with moisture, but is very adaptable.
After flowering, cut back stems about halfway for a new crop! Light:
Sun to part shade. The quantity of blossoms is related to the amount
of light the plant receives. Moisture: Average to moist. Survives
dry spells once established. Propagation: Cuttings, division, seed.
Stems are very easy to root in moist soil. Over time the plant
multiplies and the original stem becomes a colony.