If you’re both a gardener and star gazer, you’re in luck. Ever since #nightskypetunia started trending on Instagram, phlox of flower lovers have descended on their local gardening centers and online retailers to get their hands on these flamboyant beauties.
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As its name suggests, the newly released NightSky Petunias (otherwise known as Galaxy Flowers) resemble a star-speckled night sky. Gaze at them hard enough and you might even find the Big Dipper or Little Bear.
These annuals are part of the petunia family (petunia cultivars) and bred by Selecta for their unique, galaxy-like patterns, which range from speckled white on violet to equal splashes of white and purple.
NightSky petunias are a trailing annual, which makes them perfect for hanging pots or windowsill containers.
Another aspect that sets these flowers apart is that their colors and patterns depend on the temperature in which they’re grown. White patterns emerge when they’re grown in cooler temperatures (about 50° F), but purple dominates in warmer temperatures (around 100° F).
Depending on your USDA zone, they bloom from early May to the end of summer and reach a height of 10”to 16â€, with single 8-centimeter flowers.
With such brilliant patterns and vibrant colors, it’s no wonder gardeners are going gaga over NightSkys!
Share these gorgeous flowers today!
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