Carmine Velour Wave Petunia
Petunia x hybrida. This newest colour of the popular Wave petunias was one of the highest scoring plants in the 2018 AAS trials! Large 2-2.5” flowers literally cover the easy-care spreading plants that rarely need deadheading because new blooms continuously pop-up and cover the spent blooms. Still the best seed-raised, trailing Petunia on the market! Waves require no pinching or pruning to have season long bloom, although some pinching will produce bushier baskets. Plants get only 4-6" tall but spread 3-4 feet. Colourful 2-3" blooms absolutely smother these spreading plants. Excellent grown as a groundcover, in hanging baskets, pots or window boxes. Start Petunia seed inside 8 weeks before last frost date. Pelleted seed. Approximately 10 seeds/pkg.
Start inside 8 weeks before last frost. Sprinkle the tiny seed onto soil surface and gently press them in; do not cover. Provide light and constant warmth (21-24 degrees C). Use a bottom heat source for best results. Transplant after last frost into a full sun location. Wave petunias need full sun (at least 6 hours daily) exposure and well-drained, fertile soil. Provide plenty of water and regular fertilizer for peak performance. Space plants 12 to 18 inches apart in beds, or place 1 to 3 plants in each 10 inches container. With the Tidal Wave petunias, 12-inch spacing forces the plants to grow 2 feet tall, while wider spacing allows the plants to grow shorter and spread.
Feed plants every 2 weeks with a complete plant food, such as 10-20-10 or an organic alternative, to maintain constant flowering. Pinch back errant, long stems to encourage bushier growth.