Wave Petunias, David MacTavish, home garden,
Burlington, ON, August 3, 2008
|Grown at Hutchinson Farm since
2006. Available May 2016, in 4½" pots,
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.
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.
Avoid wet foliage going into night. Keep well
fed for best results. Occasional cut back will
rejuvenate plants, especially when grown in
- Colours and Varieties
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.
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
Height: 4 - 6"
Width: 3 - 4 feet!
Spacing: 12- 24"
Where to plant: best in the ground
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!
Height: 6 - 10"
Width: 2 - 3 feet
Spacing: 10- 15"
Where to plant: Containers or in
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
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)