Wave Petunias [Care Guide, Pictures and More]
Botanical Background of Wave Petunia
How to Grow Wave Petunia
Let's take a quick look at what it would take go grow wave petunias in your garden.
Where to plan Wave Petunias
Wave Petunia grows best when it's planted outdoors, whether that be in your garden beds or hanging baskets and containers. Because of its need for direct sunlight, the outdoors is best suited for its growth.
In the "thriller, filler, spiller" container combination, it adds all the texture, color, and shape you can imagine as the "spiller" piece. Wave Petunias display their blooms from mid-spring until the first frost, so they'll put on a show outside.
How much space does Wave Petunia need?
This variety of petunias is very impressive in its size. Though it only reaches a height between 6 and 8 inches, it can spread an astounding 3 to 5 feet in width and can trail up to 4 feet in length.
They are known for taking up the space in which they're planted. When planting, space them 12 to 24 inches apart, depending on the look you want to create.
Growing Zones for Wave Petunia
Grow these petunias in USDA plant hardiness zones 9 through 11 for optimal performance. They perform best in warm climates as long as they receive adequate water.
Type of Soil Needed for Wave Petunia
Petunias perform best in loose, well-draining soil that's slightly acidic and has additional nutrients like peat moss mixed into it.
Light, Water, and Fertilization Requirements
Wave Petunias need a minimum of 6 hours of sunlight each day. They enjoy the warm weather and thrive in it. The less sunlight they receive, the more leggy and yellowed they'll become, and can eventually die.
Water these petunias frequently, but don't water log the plant. The soil must be well-draining to allow the water to pass through it. Water them when the top inch of soil has dried out. Remember that when you grow petunias in containers or baskets, they may need more frequent watering.
Because of Wave Petunias' fast rate of growth, fertilization is an important component of maintaining the health and performance of the plant. This helps prevent the plant from becoming leggy, yellowed, and losing blooms.
Fertilize them every 7 to 10 days with a water-soluble fertilizer composed of equal parts nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Watering the fertilizer into the soil will ensure the release of the nutrients.
Step-by-Step Wave Petunia Growing Guide from Seedling
- Select a growing location that receives bright, direct sunlight for at least 6 hours a day
- Add nutrients to the planting soil, dig a hole for the plant, then add fertilizer
- Place your Wave Petunia in its new home and water it
- Fertilize every 7-10 days and water it once the top inch of soil is dry
- Enjoy the show of colorful blooms!
Pictures of Wave Petunia
It's always nice to imagine how a plant would look in your garden. What better way to do that than to look at images? We've put together this Wave Petunia picture gallery just for that reason.
The Original Wave Petunia
The Purple Wave Petunia was the very first variety of Wave Petunia bred, the one that started the Wave Petunia craze. Get one today so that your garden can showcase the origins of this magnificent plant variety.
Pop of Color
Using Wave Petunia varieties with bright blooms creates an eye-catching element in your garden, especially against plants and trees with the same color schemes.
Wave Petunia Mix of Colors
You can find seed packages that contain a mixture of different colored Wave Petunias so that your hanging baskets or containers are filled with an abundant variety of colored blooms.
Waterfalls of Blooms
What better way to complement the structure of a shaped shrub in a container than with a waterfall of bright blooms? While the shrub provides height to the container, Wave Petunias provide a dense filling and interest with its overflowing blooms.
The trailing habit of Wave Petunias makes them a perfect fit for window boxes. Use a lot of different colors and textures from assorted plants to create an eye-catching piece.
Sunlight Seeking Plants
Wave Petunias love the sun. Utilizing hanging baskets and placing them around your porch, deck, or pergola is a great way for them to add color and interest to those areas while receiving enough sunlight to produce big, beautiful blooms.
Flowers are a guaranteed way to increase the appeal of your home and the surrounding grounds. Grow Wave Petunias in window boxes or containers around your home for this effect.
The colors and textures provided by Wave Petunias serve as points of interest when edging a garden or used along garden walls and borders. Their blooms can help cover ugly stone or just simply supply more garden intrigue and life.
Thriller, Filler, Spiller Combination
For container gardening, the thriller, filler, spiller combination involves the use of three different types of plants to create intriguing, beautiful arrangements. Wave Petunias serve well as the "spiller" plant.
Cascading Hanging Baskets
Thick trailing foliage filled with blooms adds a ton of beauty to your hanging baskets. Make your home standout with features like hanging baskets.
Because Wave Petunias love to fill the space in which they're planted, they make great filler plants in your garden. Be warned though, if you plant other plants with these petunias, make sure it's as vigorous of a grower so it won't get choked out.
Spilling Blooms over a Bordering Wall
The brightly colored blooms look phenomenal as they spill over the edges of a border wall, giving more interest and character to an otherwise bland structure.
Where to Buy Wave Petunia Online
Purple Wave Petunia Seeds
You'll receive 15 pelleted seeds when you order this package.
Easy Wave Petunia Seeds
Receive 100 pelleted seeds with this package.
Easy Wave Blue Petunia Starter Plants
This order comes with 20 live starter plants.