Tidal Wave Red Velour Petunia
Petunia. Terrific flower power with oceans of vibrant 2" blooms covering shrub-like plants. Spaced at a minimum of 12" apart in the garden, 'Tidal Waves' form a dense mounded 16-22" hedge that does not fall open in the middle. Spaced at 24" apart in the garden they will perform more like a ground cover, spreading up to 3 feet at a height of 8-12". Tidal waves resist heat and bounce back quickly after rain. Very low maintenance, and excellent for filling in large areas, or in any containers. Pelleted seed. Approximately 10 seeds/pkg.
Planting: 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.
Growing: 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.