The foliage is very typical of the wave series, 8-10 inch long stems that can spread to 2-3 feet. The color is pretty and changes subtly. Initially, the blooms open a bright deep red but then gradually shift to a rosier hue. Plants were started in early March and transplanted in mid-May. For the first 3 weeks, the baskets looked scrawny compared to those purchases at nurseries, but thereafter they were just as good, maybe better, and at literally a tenth the cost.
10 seeds pelleted
Germination: 10-21 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-80ºF.
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on surface and press into soil
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-80ºF soil temperature. Transplant after the last frost, 12-28" apart. Water seedlings regularly until established.
Sowing Outdoors: We do not recommend starting petunia seeds outdoors
Growth Habit: Mounding, spreading
Height and Width: 8-10" x 36"
Spacing: 12-18" apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Loose, rich, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 90-100 days
Uses: Flower beds, containers, hanging baskets, or window boxes
Care: When grown in containers petunias need to be fertilized and watered regularly. This will keep the plants blooming all season long. During the heat of summer, they will need to be watered a few times a week. When growing petunias in the ground amend the soil with compost before planting. Apply a liquid fertilizer every 1-2 weeks or use a time-release fertilizer at planting time.