Selecting petunias: There might be just a little more to selecting the right petunia than you thought. There are 35 species of petunias and more than 400 varieties and named cultivars. To get the most from your petunias, you need to know a little bit about the most commonly available petunias.

Purple Wave Petunias. One of the top 10 foolproof plants for kids. ATTRACTS:Monarch Butterflies and Ruby Throated Hummingbirds. An annual that prefers full sun. Can be planted in hanging baskets or under birdbaths. Perfect planted on hills and slopes. Plant with Wild Petunias which attract White Peacock Butterflies. Look awesome planted in old stumps, in boots or in window boxes.