Petunia violacea, also known as Violet-flowered petunia, Wild Petunia, and "Violet in Profusion" Petunia, is a native to South America, this variety is one of the parents to all hybrid Petunias. Grown from flower seeds, it is a tender perennial.
Petunia violacea is a species of petunia with a lax sprawing habit, spreading outward rather than upwards. Flowers are only 2-inches wide, fragrant, violet-colored and cover the plants all summer long. It's an excellent choice for the front of the border or spilling over the edge of a container. Petunia violacea is a parent to many of the hybrids on the market today. It is a tough plant and has great heat tolerance for a petunia.