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Directory of Annuals

Petunia
Petunia x hybrida

Petunia 'Tidal Wave'
Petunia 'Tidal Wave'

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
6 Inches - 3 Feet
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Bi-color
Lavender
Pink
Purple
Red
Salmon
White
Yellow
 
Bloom Season
May - October
 
Hardiness
Half-Hardy Annual
 
Size
Medium
Tall
 

Features

A dependable annual available in a wide color range, and plant habit from ground cover trailing plants to tall plants with flowers of various sizes.

Culture

Full sun, moist well-drained soil.

Cultivars

Grandiflora

  • 'Sophistica' series
  • 'Debonare' series
  • 'Dreams' series
  • 'Daddy' series
  • 'Storm' series
  • 'E Z Rider' series
  • 'Pirouette' (double)
  • 'Glorious' (double)

Multiflora

  • 'Celebrity' series
  • 'Carpet' series
  • 'Mirage' series
  • 'Duo' series (double)
  • 'Madness' series
  • 'Double Madness' series

Milliflora

  • 'Picobella' series
  • 'Baby Duck Yellow' (trailing milliflora)

Trailing

  • 'Wave' series
  • 'Shockwave' series
  • 'Rythum and Blues'
  • 'Suncatcher' series
  • 'Easy Wave' series
  • 'Spreading Double Wave' series

Notes

Wide choice of color and plant habit for every garden purpose. Occasional pinching late in the season helps to keep plants compact and blooming well. Tends not to bloom well in very heavy soils.