Tidal Wave™ Silver Hybrid Petunia Flower Seeds

July 6, 2013 – 06:46 am

Park's Superior Seeds
Genus Petunia
Species x hybrida
Variety Tidal Wave® Silver Hybrid
Item Form (P) Pkt of 10 seeds
Bloom Season Early Summer - Early Fall
Habit Spreading
Seeds Per Pack 10
Plant Height 16 in - 22 in
Bloom Size 2.5 in - 4 in
Additional Characteristics Flower, Bloom First Year, Free Bloomer, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Purple, Silver
Fall, Summer
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist, well-drained
Resistance Botrytis
Soil Tolerance Normal, loamy
Uses Beds, Containers, Ground Cover, Hedge, Outdoor, Baskets, Vines and Climbers

Park Seed's humidity- and temperature-controlled seed storage vaultNon-stop flowering, long season

These plants grew so vigorously in containers that I trimmed them back two times over the summer to keep them from growing along the patio. Sensational color and non-stop flowering till frost.

Magnificent

Had these in a pot about 4 feet off the ground surrounded by Whopper Salvia. Never had so many complements! I love that they have some height and very long trailing. Deadheaded in the beginning, but quit and don't think it made a difference.

Striking!

so much sturdier and prettier than single-color petunias! But very low, and easily drowned out in crowded beds. Best in containers!

Testing seeds against minimum germination standardsPetunia is the botanical name for Petunia
Petunia Germination Information

How to Sow Petunia:

  • Best sown indoors at a temperature of 70-75°
  • Sow 10-12 weeks before last frost and expect germination in 10 days
  • In order for seeds of double-flowered or F1 hybrids to germinate, they will need a temperature of 80°
  • In either case, sow with NO cover as light aids in germination
  • Petunia seeds are some of the only seeds that can be germinated in full sun
  • It is not recommended to sow seeds outdoors

How to Grow Petunia:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Plant out after danger of frost is past at 12 inches apart in full sun and a rich, light, sandy soil with excellent drainage

Soil: Feed monthly with a balanced fertilizer. The single-flowered forms will tolerate alkaline and poor soils

Temperature: For best results, grow on under full sun at 65-75° days/62-68° nights, however plants are tolerant of higher and lower temperatures

Additional Care: To keep plant growth in check, pinch plants back when 6 inches tall and again after the first flush of flowers. For conservatory culture: site in full sun, maintain 50° nights, and allow the soil to become dry between waterings

Park Seed's exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil seed packetsAppearance and Use:

Used in containers, hanging baskets, bedding, borders, and greenhouses. They are vigorous plants growing 10-18 inches tall and spreading to 3 feet. From summer to frost they are covered in slightly fragrant, funnel-shaped, double or single flowers that are bicolor or solid colors of violet, blue, red, pink, salmon, or white

About Petunia:
Pronunciation: pe-tun’ya hi’brid-å
Lifecycle: Annual
Origination: Solanaceae; of hybrid origin
Common Name: Petunia

Superior Germination Through Superior Science

Park Seed offers some of the highest-quality vegetable and flower seeds available in the industry, and there are a number of reasons for this.

First of all, we have humidity- and temperature-controlled storage, and we never treat any of our seeds with chemicals or pesticides. Nor do we ever sell GMO's (genetically modified seeds), so you always know the products you're buying from us are natural as well as safe for you and the environment.

Superior Standards - University Inspected

To make sure we are providing the best seed product possible and that our customers will get the highest number of seedlings from every packet, we conduct our own germination testing and have quality-control measures in every stage of our seed-handling operation. We hold ourselves to standards that are at or above federal and state standards, including testing specific crops more frequently than recommended by federal guidelines. And in order to maintain our organic certification, we welcome Clemson University to inspect us annually to make sure our organic seeds, which are stored and processed separately, are being handled properly.

Hand Packed By Experienced Technicians

Park Seed has been handling and packing vegetable and flower seeds for 145 years, a history that has given us a great understanding of how each variety should be cared for and maintained throughout every step of theprocess, from collection to shipping.

When packing our seeds, the majority are actually done by hand (with extreme care!), and we often over-pack them, so you're receiving more than the stated quantity.

The Park Seed Gold Standard

And many of our seeds are packed in our exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil packets, which are lined to keep moisture out, so the seeds stay fresher for longer. We carefully pack very tiny or fragile seeds in crush-proof vials to ensure safe delivery to your home. Some of the small seeds are also offered as "pellets" (have a clay coating) to make sowing and growing easier. When it comes to the kinds of seeds we offer, we are constantly seeking something new and provide many unique and hard-to-find varieties from all around the world. Our on-staff horticulturists are ready and available to share their expertise to help you with the success of these seeds, so you can grow a beautiful and productive garden!

Does Park sell GMO's or treated seeds?

It is important for our customers to know that Park Seed does not sell GMO or treated seed. We do buy a small amount of traditional hybrid seed from Seminis, a division of Monsanto Co., but that is all we purchase from them.

Source: parkseed.com


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Should I leave my container garden out in the potential heat (or rain)? or put it safely in the 3 sided entrance walkway to the backdoor where the containers will surely receive no rain, sunshine, or drought?
I have 7 plastic two-gallon containers, one metal 30 gallon container, one plastic five gallon container, 3 plastic 40 gallon container, one ceramic 5 gallon container, one large hanging cocoa-liner basket, one small plastic hanging basket and one ceramic 3 gallon container. Most contain vegetables (including the large hanging basket). Peppers, tomatoes, and spinach as well as wave petunias, daisies, pansies (that the stupid rabbit keeps finding a way to eat!!!), marigolds, and other random flowers that sounded good while browsing the nursery

RNgardens Double Wave Red Petunia Seeds Seed Pack
Single Detail Page Misc (RNgardens)
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun Uses: Outdoor
  • Plant Height 15 in - 18 in Plant Width 24 in
  • Petunias are unrivaled for long-lasting color in the border, patio containers, window boxes, and hanging baskets.
  • They bring in the butterflies with their clear, glowing blooms, and are quite low-maintenance
  • Growing instructions included in packets.


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