I place an order with Pinetree every year and recommend them to all my friends. As with most of the seeds I order from Pinetree, the Blue Wave petunias all germinated well within the given timeframe and I had 100% germination with this batch. I started them earlier than usual for my zone 5 garden, in an attempt to get larger starts than I normally do. I am really happy with how they look, and I only pinched them back knowing it was for their own good. The blooms they produced before pinching were phenomenal, and the scent of summer in my growing area was so welcome after a very long, even more isolated than normal, winter. I only wish I could share the photos!