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Purple Wave Petunia

5 reviews

This petunia variety was an All-America Winner for 1995, and it's certainly worth all of the accolades (and the price!). The plants display a unique spreading habit, creeping and vining along the ground up to 4'-5'. Height never attains more than 6"-7", so it does not get flattened in heavy rains or wind. The color--an intensely radiant fuchsia-hued purple, --is just lovely, with dark purple veins and throat. The 2"-3" blooms cover the plants from late June till hard frost, and I found they really don't need to be dead-headed. Lush foliage and profuse runners make it well-suited for ground cover, rock gardens, pots and hanging baskets.

10 seeds pelleted


Petunia hybrida


Germination: 10-21 days

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on surface, needs light to germinate

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: Spreading

Height and Width: 7-10" x 36"

Spacing: 12-18" apart

Light Needs:  Full sun 

Soil Needs:  Loose, rich, well drained

Approximate days to flower from seed: 90 days

Uses: Flower beds, containers, hanging baskets or window boxes 

Care: When grown in containers petunias need to be fertilize 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 liquid fertilizer every 1-2 weeks or use a time release fertilizer at planting time. 


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    Casimer M.
    United States United States
    So far, So good...

    Shopping OK... Quality of purchase comes this Summer or next year...

    Dave K.
    United States United States
    My Purple Wave Petunias Didn’t Germinate

    After two previous seasons with your Purple Wave Petunias, I was disappointed that none of this seasons seeds germinated. I loved how they trailed from by hanging baskets in the past.

    Juliana B.
    United States
    petunia purple wave the first of it's kind

    I first heard of this wonderful seed from Jim Crockett, the founder of PBS's victory garden and I thought wow this looks great. And it never lets me down. While there are more wave colors now ,some better than others, the original is still, by far, the best.

    KATHY B.
    United States
    Purple Wave Petunia

    The first pack of petunias didn't do well. I only got 1 plant to germinate. I sent Pinetree an email explaining this and they sent me another pack of seeds. I want to thank you for sending me another pack of seeds. I got 7 plants out of the second pack and they are doing great. Also the i plant from the first pack looks beautiful. Now all we need is some warmer weather so I can safely pant them.

    Charles S.
    United States
    Petunia Purple Wave

    I always like the Purple Wave I buy from Pinetree And as always I love Pinetree.