Once a month we will highlight a plant that is both suitable and stylish for the traditional Auckland garden. This month our plant is :

Petunia

Occasionally I find an old favourite that becomes not only fashionable again, but breathes new life into a contemporary world. The Petunia is one such plant. A South-American native with over 35 species, this gorgeous perennial flowering plant can enlighten a space with it's elegant foliage and funnel shaped petals. It can be used as either a specimen plant in designer pots or mass planted to create a sophisticated structured feel. An easy plant to maintain that will reward you with an abundance of colour, this little gem is certainly a plant I will use more of in my future designs.