Petunia (Petunia x hybrida)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Annual

Petunia
Petunia x hybrida

Petunia 'Tidal Wave'
Petunia 'Tidal Wave'
 
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

Many to choose from. Some include:

  • 'Limbo Violet' 6-12 inches tall, purple flowers on compact plants
  • 'Madness Series' 6-12 inches tall, 3" flowers in mixed colors
  • 'Primetime Series' 6-12 inches tall, mixed colors, compact plants
  • 'Wave Series' 3-6 inches tall, mixed colors very low spreading plants
  • 'Tidal Wave' 2-3 feet tall, mixed colors, very tall "hedge type" petunia
  • 'Ultra Series' 6-12 inches tall, very large flowers, mixed colors
  • 'Storm Series' 6-12 inches tall, recovers quickly after rains
 
 
Mature Height
6 Inches - 3 Feet
 
Size
Medium
Tall
 
 
Annual Hardiness Type
Half-Hardy Annual
 
 
Bloom Color
Bi-color
Lavender
Pink
Purple
Red
Salmon
White
Yellow
 
 
Bloom Season
May - October
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
 
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
 
 
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease

Insect Damage


Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Slugs, botrytis, rhizoctonia
 
Additional 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.

 

 
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