Are Petunias Poisonous?

Petunias are non-poisonous to children and pets, making these vigorous bloomers a great addition to your yard or patio space. You should always be careful and keep an eye on curious children and pets, especially if they have proven themselves to be inclined to eat things they shouldn’t. Still, you can rest easy knowing that Petunias are a safe option in your outdoor space.


Are Petunias Poisonous to Children

No part of the Petunia plant is toxic or poisonous if ingested. There is no reason to suggest that coming into contact with any part of a Petunia plant would cause a rash. Petunias are a safe option to plant in outdoor areas children can access.

Are Petunias Poisonous to Dogs

Your furry friend will be safe around Petunias since these flowering plants are dog-friendly and not poisonous. Should your canine companion eat Petunias, they will be safe, although eating large quantities of anything, even if it is safe, can cause an upset stomach. Be mindful of your pet, but do not be alarmed if they eat your Petunias.

Are Petunias Poisonous to Cats

Cats are safe around Petunias. All parts of the Petunia plant are non-poisonous and non-toxic to cats, so even if your curious cat tried to snack on a leaf or a flower, they would not suffer any ill effects.


Are Petunias Poisonous to Other Animals

Horses and other animals will be safe if they eat Petunias. The entire plant is non-toxic, so animals will not become ill if they eat any part of a Petunia plant.

Symptoms of Petunias Poisoning

Always check with your doctor or veterinarian for guidance if you suspect plant poisoning. Petunias are non-toxic to pets and humans and should not cause any adverse symptoms if ingested.

Preventing Petunias Poisoning

Petunias are not poisonous, so there is no need to keep animals away. It is safe to plant Petunias in areas animals can access.

Pet Poison Helpline

If something were to happen to your furry friend, and you suspect that they are suffering from Petunias poisoning, there is a poison control hotline to call for 24/7 vet advice. It is called the Pet Poison Hotline, and their phone number is (855) 764-7661.

Click here for a complete list of Pet Safe Plants.


"Petunia."American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. 

"Poisonous and Non-Poisonous Plants." Poison Control - National Capital Poison Center.

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 Author Alison Cotsonas - Published 16-12-2021