Pretty petunias are one of the most popular flowers because of their exceptional blooms and long flowering period. These colorful annuals can really add interest to a front lawn and are often used in borders, containers, hanging baskets or even as a seasonal groundcover. Some even have a slight fragrance. The most important requirement for growing petunias successfully is a location with plenty of light. Many varieties will thrive even if the soil is not rich and have undemanding requirements for watering. Some petunias are more suited to container growing, while others are better for massing in the garden. Whether you like the old-fashioned types or the fancier, new varieties, there truly is something for everyone when it comes to petunias!