Growing Wave Petunias

Preparing Your Containers and Flower Beds

Choose a sunny spot that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight to plant your wave petunias.

Use #1 Baccto Professional Planting Mix in containers and beds for best results.

Sprinkle #3 PW Premium Continuous Release Plant Food over the soil. Work into the first few inches of soil. Plant your wave petunias into the soil. They should be planted the same depth as the pot they came in. Space the plants 12 to 24 inches apart.

Water your petunias well after planting. After the initial planting, don't let them dry out between watering’s. For best results, water your Wave Petunias in the morning.

Apply #2 PW Premium Water Soluble Plant Food every 7 to 10 days.

Habit & Care

The wave petunia blends the habit of the petunia and a trailing vine plant. The flowers are characteristic of the original petunia, in multiple colors of white, pink, red, purple and yellow. These flowers bloom profusely throughout the growing season and do not require plucking the way a traditional petunia would.

Wave petunias come in several varieties: trailing, mounding and spreading types. They are good for containers, hanging baskets and will do fine planted directly in the ground. The trailing types will spread two to three feet, so plan your growing application accordingly.

Wave petunias prefer a full sun location. They will tolerate partial sun, but do not do well in the shade. Heat is not a problem as long as you water and fertilize them sufficiently. You can check the soil with your fingers and if it is dry there is a need for attention.

Also, as the plant matures it will require more fertilizer to preserve the dark green color you desire. Be careful to put the petunia in a well-drained pot as too much water will leave the soil wet and turn your plant yellow. If this happens hold off on watering and get the plant in full sun to dry it out.

Wave petunias can be found all over the place in the spring and fall, covering many places with a beautiful carpet of color. They are a favorite of landscapers because two or three can easily cover a 5-6 foot diameter area. They are hearty, growing continuously from mid spring until killed by frost.

Enjoy the experience of planting wave petunias, perhaps the easiest flower you will ever grow.

 


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