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The reason for this change is to make our association more relevant. plants@work says exactly what and who we are and clearly states what our main aim is, to supply businesses with first class interior planting to improve their workplaces aesthetically and for wellbeing.
 
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The Petunia for April - easy care, lots of choice

on Thursday, 12 April 2018. Posted in News

Proclaiming that Spring is here and summer just around the corner (we hope) with its large trumpet, the Petunia is a colourful, easy-to-care for favourite.

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It's perfect for a summer-long flowering joy in containers and hanging baskets as well as flower beds. With a little care it will last all summer long until the frosts of autumn.

Range
There are lots of colourful varieties to choose from: plain, spotted, striped, with single or double flowers, in all the colours of the rainbow through to almost black. Petunias offer an overwhelming choice. Don't be confused, as they sometimes go by other names - such as Surfinia, Crazytunia or Cascadia where the names hint at their specialism: long stems, unusual flower shapes or a cloud of hanging flowers.

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Petunia trivia
• The Petunia is related to Nicotiana, the tobacco plant.
• It was given its name in 1789 by French botanist Antoine Laurent de Jussieu (1748-1836). He drew his inspiration from what he knew: at the time, ‘pétun’ was the local word for tobacco.
• Artist Georgia O'Keeffe made her breakthrough in 1925 with a Petunia painting. She had planted purple and blue petunias next to her summer home on Lake George, and adored them so much that she recorded the flowers in sensual close-ups that became a sensation.
• Bees love the Petunia’s nectar, so that the plant brings lots of activity to the garden.

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Origin
Originally from South America, the Petunia grows in Brazil and Argentina. In the wild the plants often look much more rangy than the profusion of flowers that growers have managed to produce through crossbreeding. There are hundreds of hybrids available, and breeders keep producing new cultivars with new colours or shapes or which are - for example - better able to cope with rain.

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