Petunia Shock Wave® Coconut
Expect the 1½- to 2-inch flowers in continuous bloom from mid-spring 'til early fall!
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.
|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 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
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
Pronunciation: pe-tun’ya hi’brid-å
Origination: Solanaceae; of hybrid origin
Common Name: Petunia