Now with bigger flowers and many more of them, beginning a full week earlier
Petunia Wave has taken the gardening world by storm since its introduction a few years ago. Its spreading habit is just stunning, covering ground at the rate of several inches every single day, and trailing lots of big, colorful blooms as it goes.
Purple is the Wave? that started it all, and it’s still undoubtedly the finest for big blooms and rapid coverage. The vibrant rosy-purple blooms simply cover this 5-to 7-inch-tall plant—and that’s saying a lot, because the densely-branched plant spreads 3 to 4 feet before you can turn around. Purple Wave? won an AAS award, and it just keeps piling up the praise from gardeners everywhere. So we’re especially pleased to introduce the Improved Purple Wave?, with bigger blooms, heavier flowering, and quicker finishing time.
Easy to grow from our convenient pelleted seed, which should be started indoors 5 to 6 weeks before transplant to the early spring garden. Set out plants when all danger of frost is past. Wave? Purple Improved will begin blooming 9 to 11 weeks after sowing. It is magnificent in hanging baskets, window boxes, and large containers, as well as an unrivalled groundcover for bright sun. Stupendous.
If you like Purple Wave—as just about everyone in America does—you’ve got to try other colors, too. Blue just walked off with top honors in the 2003 U.S. and European trials, nabbing both the AAS and the Fleuroselect Gold Medal. Then there’s soft Misty Lilac (yes, another AAS winner) with white-splashed blooms, and the totally award-free but just as high-performing (from what I can see) Pink. Catch any or all of the Waves—you just can’t wipe out. Cowabunga.
This seed comes as a “pellet”. “Pelleted” seeds are small seeds that have been clay-coated to make them larger and more uniform in size and shape, making them easier to handle when planting.
(P)Pkt of 10 seeds
Variety:Wave? Purple Improved Hybrid
Item Form:(P)?Pkt of 10 seeds
Bloom Start To End:Early Summer – Early Fall
Seeds Per Pack:10
Plant Height:5 in – 7 in
Plant Width:3 ft – 4 ft
Bloom Size:2 in – 2.5 in
Additional Characteristics:Award Winner,?Bloom First Year,?Butterfly Lovers,?Easy Care Plants,?Ever Blooming,?Flower,?Free Bloomer,?Long Bloomers,?Repeat Bloomer,?Season Extenders
Foliage Color:Medium Green
Light Requirements:Full Sun
Moisture Requirements:Moist,? well-drained
Resistance:Disease Resistant,?Drought Tolerant,?Heat Tolerant,?Humidity Tolerant,?Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance:Normal,? loamy