Petunia Petunia Cascadias Yellow Eye = 'Dancasye' (Cascadias Series)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
petunia [Cascadias Yellow Eye]


The Petunia Cascadias Yellow Eye, a celebrated member of the Cascadias Series, is known for its vibrant and striking appearance. The plant consists of lush, green foliage that serves as a backdrop to an abundant display of trumpet-shaped flowers. The blossoms are particularly eye-catching due to their distinct coloration—a rich, velvety purple that graces most of the petal surface, transitioning to a creamy yellow at the center, creating a contrasting "eye" that is impossible to miss. The petals exhibit a smooth and slightly ruffled texture, adding to the plant's dynamic and voluptuous look. This petunia variety tends to have a trailing habit, with stems that spread out gracefully, causing the flowers to cascade and create an overflowing effect that is perfect for hanging baskets, containers, or even as a ground cover. This floriferous nature ensures that the Petunia Cascadias Yellow Eye is a reliable choice for gardeners looking to add a splash of long-lasting color to their garden palette throughout the growing season.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Synonyms

      Garden Petunia, Cascadias Petunia, Trailing Petunia

    • Common names

      Petunia Cascadias Yellow Eye = 'Dancasye'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Petunias, including the Petunia Cascadias Yellow Eye, are generally considered non-toxic to humans. They are not known for being poisonous if touched or ingested. However, it's always advisable to avoid eating ornamental plants as a general safety precaution. Ingesting petunias might cause mild gastrointestinal discomfort, but severe toxicity or poisoning is unlikely.

    • To pets

      Petunias, including the Petunia Cascadias Yellow Eye, are generally recognized as non-toxic to both cats and dogs. There are no well-documented cases of pet poisoning from consuming petunias. Ingestion might lead to mild gastrointestinal upset in some animals, but significant health issues are not commonly associated with this plant.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1 feet (30 cm)

    • Spread

      2 feet (60 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area

      South America


  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Vibrant Aesthetics: The bright yellow flowers with a distinct eye enhance the visual appeal of any garden or landscape.
    • Continuous Blooming: Known for having a long flowering period, providing color throughout the growing season.
    • Low Maintenance: Requires minimal care once established, making it suitable for gardeners of all skill levels.
    • Drought Tolerance: Once established, it has a good tolerance for short periods of dry weather, reducing the need for frequent watering.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The blooms attract bees and butterflies, promoting pollination in the garden.
    • Versatility in Planting: Suitable for planting in garden beds, containers, and hanging baskets, offering flexibility in garden design.
    • Fast Growth: Quick to establish and grow, filling in garden spaces and providing instant gratification.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Education and Research: Petunias can be used as a model organism in genetics and molecular biology education due to their ease of cross-pollination and variety of colors which can help demonstrate Mendelian inheritance patterns.
    • Photography and Art: Artists and photographers may use petunias as subjects for their works, capturing their bright colors and diverse patterns to create visually striking images and paintings.
    • Culinary Garnish: Although not commonly known for culinary use, the flowers of petunias can be used as an edible garnish for salads and desserts, adding a splash of color to the presentation of a dish.
    • Natural Dyes: The vivid colors of petunias can be processed to create natural dyes for fabrics, crafting, and art projects.
    • Theme Gardens: Petunias can be used to create specific garden themes such as a yellow-themed garden or a "sunshine" garden, providing a cohesive visual aesthetic thanks to their vibrant yellow hue.
    • Floral Arrangements: Petunia flowers can be included in floral arrangements, especially for informal or country-style bouquets, adding a lively pop of color.
    • Ecological Studies: Petunias can be used to study pollinator preferences and behavior as their bright color and open form are attractive to bees and other pollinators.
    • Teaching Plant Lifecycles: Petunias can serve as a hands-on educational tool for teaching students and gardening enthusiasts about plant life cycles, from seed germination to flowering and seed production.
    • Craft Projects: Fresh or dried petunia flowers can be used in craft projects such as creating flower crowns, decorating frames, or making homemade potpourri.
    • Event Decor: Petunias can be grown in containers and placed strategically at events such as weddings, garden parties, or community events to add color and vitality to the venue.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Petunia is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Petunia is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Anger and Resentment: Petunias can sometimes symbolize anger and resentment due to their slightly aggressive growth habit and their ability to take over spaces if not properly managed.
    • Desire and Passion: The bold color of 'Dancasye' petunias can also be associated with a strong desire or a passionate feeling, expressing intensity and vitality.
    • Comfort and Soothing: The vibrant yellow and contrasting center of this petunia may offer a sense of comfort, emitting a warm and soothing vibe in gardens and arrangements.
    • Friendship and Positivity: Yellow flowers, including the 'Dancasye' petunia, are often linked with happiness and positive energy, making them a symbol of friendship and joyous occasions.

Every 1-2 days
500 - 2500 Lux
Every year
Spring to Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Petunias including the Cascadias Yellow Eye should be watered thoroughly once the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Typically, this means watering approximately once a week, but frequency may need to increase during hot, dry spells or if the plant is in a container. It's important to avoid overhead watering to prevent disease; instead, water at the base of the plant. A deep watering is advised, so providing about 1 to 2 gallons of water per plant each time should suffice, ensuring it penetrates the soil deeply to reach the roots.

  • sunLight

    The Cascadias Yellow Eye Petunia thrives in full sun, which means it needs at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight daily. The best spot for the plant would be an area where it can receive unfiltered sunlight during the morning and afternoon. These lighting conditions will help ensure abundant blooms and healthy growth.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Cascadias Yellow Eye Petunias prefer warm conditions and perform best when temperatures are between 60 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. They can tolerate temperatures as low as 40 degrees Fahrenheit, but frost will damage the plant. Keep the petunias in a location where the temperature does not drop below this point to ensure their survival.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning Cascadias Yellow Eye Petunias is essential for encouraging bushier growth and more blooms. Pinch off the tips of the stems and remove faded or dead flowers regularly, which is known as deadheading. The best time for major pruning is mid-season if the plant becomes leggy, as this will rejuvenate it for a surge in new growth and blossoms.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Petunias flourish in a well-draining, fertile soil mix with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.0. An ideal soil recipe for Petunias would include a mix of peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite to ensure aeration and moisture retention.

  • plantRepotting

    Petunias, being annuals, typically do not require repotting. If grown in containers, they can last the entire season without the need for repotting. However, if the plant outgrows its pot or the soil becomes exhausted, repot in spring using fresh soil mix.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Petunias prefer moderate humidity levels but are quite adaptable and can tolerate the varying humidity conditions common in outdoor settings. Ensuring good air circulation around the plants can help prevent issues related to high humidity.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Provide bright light, regular water, and fertilize monthly.

    • Outdoor

      Place in full sun, water regularly, fertilize for best growth.

    • Hardiness zone

      9-11 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life cycle of the Petunia 'Cascadias Yellow Eye' begins with seed germination, typically in warm soil conditions and sufficient moisture. After sprouting, the seedling develops its first true leaves and gradually matures into a vegetative state where it grows vigorously, forming a bushy plant. The next stage is flowering, where the plant produces its distinctive yellow-eyed blooms, typically from late spring through frost. Throughout its blooming period, the petunia undergoes pollination, which can be assisted by insects or wind, leading to seed formation if conditions are suitable. As the growing season ends, especially in regions with colder climates, the plant will eventually die back, completing its annual life cycle. However, with proper care and deadheading, petunias can produce flowers continuously before reaching the end of their life cycle.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring to Early Summer

    • The most popular method of propagating the Petunia Cascadias Yellow Eye is through seed. To effectively propagate these petunias from seed, you should begin by sowing the seeds indoors about 10 to 12 weeks before the last frost date to ensure that the seedlings are robust enough to transplant after the danger of frost has passed. The seeds are tiny, so they should be sprinkled on the surface of a well-drained seed starting mix and not covered, as they need light to germinate. Keep the soil moist but not soaked, and maintain a temperature of around 70 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 24 degrees Celsius) to encourage germination, which usually takes around 7 to 14 days. Once the seedlings have grown a few sets of leaves and have been gradually acclimated to outdoor conditions, they can be transplanted to their final location in the garden or into containers.