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Purple Wave Petunia

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

Purple Wave Petunia



Petunia hybrida


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. 


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I recommend this product
Great results!

I ordered 2 packs of Purple Wave Petunias and am happy to say I now have 20 plants that are blooming, I guess I jumped the gun planting a bit early, but I was in need of some “dirt smelling”!

Nathalie P.
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I recommend this product

Nine out of ten Purple Wave Petunias have germinated in just 7 days. Maybe the 10th one will still come in any case I’m happy and looking forward to seeing them come to flower.

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.