Blue Wave Petunia
Another in the wave series that is probably the single most popular bedding plant in the country and as with others in the series an All-America Selection-this one for 2003. The color is a purplish-blue and the petals have a particularly velvety texture.
10 pelleted seeds
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.