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Wave Petunias
Wave Petunias
Photo: Tidal Wave Petunias, David MacTavish, home garden, Burlington, ON, August 3, 2008
Grown at Hutchinson Farm since 2006. Available May 2017, in 4" pots, containers

  • Description

    Winter Hardiness: Annual (can take a light frost)
    Light Requirements: Full sun - part sun

    The most famous brand of flowers now comes in a wide selection of colours and styles. They're easy to grow, and look great all summer long.

  • Garden Performance
    Don't worry about rain -Wave Petunias look great less than an hour after a downpour. They out-grow your weeds, making them virtually maintenance free.

  • Growing Guide
    Avoid wet foliage going into night. Keep well fed for best results. Occasional cut back will rejuvenate plants, especially when grown in containers.

  • Colours and Varieties
    Waves: Famous for their low height and vigorous spreading habit, the original 'Wave' petunias now come in many colours. Best used as a spreading ground cover.

    Habit: Spreading
    Height: 4 - 6"

    Width: 3 - 4 feet!
    Spacing: 12- 24"
    Where to plant: best in the ground


    Purple Wave
    Pink Wave
    Blue Wave


    Easy Waves: They're taller than the regular waves, and have a less spreading habit, making them the best petunia for containers (but they also do great in the ground).

    Habit: Mounded, spreading
    Height: 6 - 10"

    Width: 2 - 3 feet
    Spacing: 10- 15"
    Where to plant: Containers or in the ground


    Easy Wave Blue
    Easy Wave Pink
    Easy Wave Plum Vein
    Easy Wave Red Velour
    Easy Wave Shell Pink
    Easy Wave Violet
    Easy Wave White

    African Sunset -unique salmon orange petunia, similar in size to the Easy Waves


    Tidal Waves: If you want a bed of flowers that is solid colour, with little work, and looks great until frost, Tidal Wave petunias are for you. Plant about 24 apart and watch as Tidal Wave grows and grows and grows into an awesome, flower-filled hedge!

    Habit: sprawling, almost hedge-like
    Height: 16 - 24"

    Width: 2 - 4 feet
    Spacing: 18 - 24"
    Where to plant: In the ground


    Tidal Wave Cherry
    Tidal Wave Hot Pink
    Tidal Wave Red Velour (new 2016)