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Petunia Shock Wave® Coconut
Earlier and Tougher than the Original Waves -- And Now Available as Plants!
87735-pk-6.jpgPetunia Shock Wave® Coconut

Petunia Shock Wave® Coconut

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Item # 87735-PK-6D
$14.95
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Expect the 1½- to 2-inch flowers in continuous bloom from mid-spring 'til early fall!

These blooms self-clean, keeping the plant even more attractive and carefree.
The original Wave® Petunias transformed the way American gardeners grew Petunias. Once a bedding plant, suddenly these new spreading types made every hanging basket and windowbox awash with bold color that just kept coming and coming! Well, now there is an even better Wave® -- the new Shock Wave® series of earlier, more weather-resistant, self-cleaning blooms. They begin much sooner in spring, thanks to less day-length sensitivity, and they keep coming all summer and into fall. And the old blooms obligingly drop from the plants, so no more deadheading for you!

These trumpet-shaped 1 1/2- to 2-inch blooms simply blanket the plant beginning in mid-spring, weeks before other spreading Petunias are even setting buds. Reaching 8 to 10 inches high with a very full, mounding shade, these plants spread 2 to 3 feet wide, and keep setting new buds in the center of the plant instead of just at the end of the stems. This way, Shock Wave® looks as full and fresh in August as it did in May!

And the Shock Waves® stand up to rain, humidity, heat, and other environmental stresses better than older Waves, bouncing back from summer showers and thunderstorms very well. Compact and very well-branched, they keep their lush, full habit even in the dog days of August, when every other plant around them wilts at noonday and struggles to keep going.

Now, the one thing Shock Wave® needs for its powerhouse blooms is food, so fertilize this plant a bit more heavily than you normally would to keep those flowers coming. Then settle back and enjoy!

Coconut replaces the old white Shock Wave, Ivory, with crisper, cleaner color and larger, more numerous blooms. It grows and flowers at exactly the same time as Pink Shades, and also makes a good companion to Rose and Purple. Pack of 6.

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When it's time for your plants to make their journey from our greenhouses to your doorstep, we take no chances with their health. Every plant receives Express (2-day) shipping at the more economical standard shipping rates, so that it arrives promptly, without enduring delays along the way.
Genus Petunia
Species x hybrida
Variety Shock Wave™ Coconut
BloomStartToEnd Mid Spring - Early Fall
PlantHeight 8 in - 10 in
PlantWidth 24 in - 3 ft
BloomSize 1.5 in - 2 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Ever Blooming, Flower, Free Bloomer, Season Extenders
Bloom Color Light Cream
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Baskets, Beds, Containers
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico
Petunia is the botanical name for Petunia
Petunia Germination Information

Petunia Seed Germination 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

Appearance 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
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