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These “Galaxy” Flowers Hold Entire Universes On Their Petals
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These “Galaxy” Flowers Hold Entire Universes On Their Petals

Want to gaze at distant galaxies but don’t have a strong enough telescope? Then don’t worry, because we’ve got the perfect solution. All you need to do is to buy yourself some Night Sky Petunias, because as you can see, their petals look like they’re hiding secret little universes inside of them.

Scientifically known as Petunia cultivars, Night Sky Petunias are a deep purple flower that’s characterized by the unique patterns on their petals. Much like their name suggests, these mesmerizing plants bloom to reveal a stunning plethora of white stars resembling distant clusters of galaxies. Their otherworldly patterns are the result of a variance between night and day temperatures, so if you’re growing your own then you should keep them warm in the day (around 100° F) and cool at night (about 50°F) in order to yield the most spectacular results. Want to grow a little personal galaxy in the comfort of your very own home? Then head on over to Amazon and pick up a pack of Night Sky Petunia seeds.

More info: Amazon (h/t: mymodernmet)

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John L
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5 years ago

These are Exceptionally Beautiful Petunias! Petunias are one of my favorite flowers because they fill a hanging basket so nicely. :D

Zori the degu
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5 years ago

They are so beautiful, I've got one on my balcony and it's petals are absolutely stunning!

Laura Mish
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5 years ago

Where can you get them?

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Sheralyn
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5 years ago

Pretty pretty in these photos... But I wonder what kind of lighting it takes to have the galaxies 'glow' like that? What if most of the time under normal sunlight they just look diseased? Just trying to be realistic here. =/

Darth Vader
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5 years ago

I actually have these in my garden and can confirm no lighting needed. They are just naturally beautiful exactly like this.

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John L
Community Member
5 years ago

These are Exceptionally Beautiful Petunias! Petunias are one of my favorite flowers because they fill a hanging basket so nicely. :D

Zori the degu
Community Member
5 years ago

They are so beautiful, I've got one on my balcony and it's petals are absolutely stunning!

Laura Mish
Community Member
5 years ago

Where can you get them?

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Sheralyn
Community Member
5 years ago

Pretty pretty in these photos... But I wonder what kind of lighting it takes to have the galaxies 'glow' like that? What if most of the time under normal sunlight they just look diseased? Just trying to be realistic here. =/

Darth Vader
Community Member
5 years ago

I actually have these in my garden and can confirm no lighting needed. They are just naturally beautiful exactly like this.

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