25 Types of Petunias | Best Petunia Varieties

Add a dash of colors with different Types of Petunias and decorate the borders or containers of your garden with these pretty flowers!

Coming in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, petunias are the best way to fill your garden with splashes of mesmerizing colors. Many petunias that gardeners are growing these days are a hybrid variety with distinct features of heat tolerance, mounding, and low growing characteristics. Continue reading to learn more about the best Types of Petunias!

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Different Types of Petunias

Depending on the flowers and the growth characteristics, the petunia flowers are divided into 4 main categories.

Grandiflora

This category comprises of large or double wavy flowers that can be up to five inches (12 cm) wide. The plant can grow up to a foot (30 cm) high. Grandiflora variety is less hardy and can be affected by heat and rain. It is available in a range of colors.

1. Dreams Pink

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Size: 10-15 inches

‘Dreams Pink’ has a mounding growth habit and thrives in the sun. The large deep pink flowers have dark pink veins and white centers.

2. Daddy

Size: 10-16 inches

This variety produces beautiful flowers in bright red, lilac, pink, and rose colors with deep veins on each petal. It prefers plenty of sunlight and flowers from spring to summer.

3. Supercascade

Size: 4-6 inches

This sun-loving variety has an upright growth pattern. It flowers from late spring through the summer and available in bright-red, rose-pink, lavender, and a variegated form with deep-purple markings.

4. Ultra

Size: 6-8 inches

If there’s ever a contest for the most alluring flower, this will win it hands down! The flowers have distinctive white markings on the contrasting red, purple, blue, and pink colors.

5. Storm

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Size: 8-10 inches

It does well in all kinds of weather and also comes in a bright shade of purple. The show-stealer are the big flowers!


Multiflora

Multiflora produces small and compact flowers compared to the Grandiflora variety. It comes in various shapes and sizes and grows about half the size of the Grandiflora flowers. The flowers of this variety are more tolerant of different weather conditions.

6. Primetime

Size: 6-8 inches

This easy-to-grow petunia variety is perfect for groundcovers and containers. The beautiful flowers have velvety hardy petals and are available in deep rose and lavender colors.

7. Celebrity

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Size: 8-12 inches

The bright flowers of this petunia from the ‘Multiflora series’ are ideal for hot and humid conditions. It is available in a range of colors that includes pink, salmon, red, raspberry, yellow, cobalt blue, lilac, and variegated mixed colors.

8. Carpet

Size: 5-7 inches

This hardy, low-growing velvety furled petunia is ideal for containers and groundcover. It  flowers in rose, pink, sky blue, white, lilac, and bright red colors

9. Horizon

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Size: 12-16 inches

The beautiful, funnel-shaped flowers of this variety are available in blue, red, coral, pink, and raspberry shades. Most of the flowers are variegated and features more than one color on each petal.

10. Mirage

Size: 10-14 inches

‘Mirage’ is an upright, mounded petunia variety, with robust and vigorous growth. It comes in red, creamy-yellow, lavender, white, soft pink, white, coral colors and many variegated types.


Milliflora

This variety came quite late than the previous two. The flowers are quite small of 1-1 and a half-inch (2.5-4 cm) wide only. This early flowering low-maintenance variety is ideal for hanging baskets and containers.

11. Picobella

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Size: 2-4 inches

The miniature flowers of this petunia come in an eye-catching shade of red, white, purple, white, and deep blue. Its compact size makes it ideal for small borders and beds.

12. Fantasy

Size: 2-3 inches

Its small size and easy to grow nature makes it perfect for newbie gardeners. If you have always wanted a perfect flowering plant for your patio containers or borders, this is it!


Wave or Spreading

This new addition in petunia family features 2 inches (5 cm) flowers across. The plant can spread up to 2-4 feet by the end of the season. You can use this series in containers and as a ground cover, both. These types of petunias can tolerate heat and drought very well.

13. Easy Wave Yellow

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Size: 6-12 inches

This wave series petunia grows higher than most wave varieties. The beautiful white flowers have deep yellow veins and throat.

14. Shock Wave

Size: 10-12 inches

‘Shock Wave’ petunia flowers from late spring to summer in a range of colors from rose, pink. Purple, coral, raspberry, and white. This petunia is ideal for containers and small space gardens.

15. Avalanche

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Size: 8-10 inches

This wave series cultivar comes in a range of color that includes pink, white, violet, and lavender. You can pair it with other plants in the same garden.

16. Purple Wave

Size: 4-6 inches

The spreading growth habit makes this plant ideal for borders of flower beds or ground covers. You can plant this variety in hanging baskets as it drapes over the sides beautifully.


Other Popular Hybrid Types of Petunias

17. Purple Vein Ray

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Size: 6-10 inches

This beautiful petunia variety has a large purple flower with dark purple veins. The plant can withstand the hottest days of summer.

18. Kandy Kane

Size: 10-12 inches

This beautiful variety comes with red and white stripes. It can do well in full sun and shade. Grow this versatile plant in flower beds, hanging baskets, and pots.

19. Classic White

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Size: 10-15 inches

This elegant variety exhibits 2-3 inches wide white flowers with deep veins and yellow centers. It has a mounding growth habit.

20. Debonair Dusty Rose

Size: 10-12 inches

It features beautiful flowers with pale pink edges and white surroundings. The plant has an upright, mounding growth habit that makes it perfect for containers and small gardens.

21. The Tiger Petunia

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Size: 10-12 inches

Just like the name, the flowers are patterned in red-yellow and orange stripes resembling the skin of a tiger. This hardy plant has a strong growth habit.

22. Cascadia Rim

Size: 12-16 inches

This beautiful hybrid petunia comes in a range of colors that includes yellow, magenta, lime-green, cherry-red, bright-pink, purple, and orange. The bright flowers have white rims and are disease-resistant.

23. Red Petunia

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Size: 12-16 inches

The red petunias are available in a range of sizes and shapes, from trailing to bushy. The fragrant flowers will be the center of attraction for hummingbirds and bees in your garden.

24. Black Velvet Petunia

Size: 8-12 inches

This velvety shimmering black petunia has a deep purple that looks black at first glance. It took four years of hard work to develop this stunning variety.

25. Night Skies

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Size: 12-16 inches

This unique and dramatic flower looks like the sky at night hence the name. The beautiful blue surface of the flower has pure white blotches.

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