Shock Wave® Coconut Petunia Seeds

(P) Pkt of 10 seeds
Item #51593-PK-P1
$5.95
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Description

Expect 1½- to 2-inch flowers in continuous bloom from mid-spring 'til early fall

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 window box 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 1½- to 2-inch blooms simply blanket the plant beginning in mid-spring, weeks before other spreading petunias are even setting buds. Reaching 7 to 10 inches high with a very full, mounding shade, these plants spread 20 to 30 inches 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. There's even an economical collection of all 4 separate colors, perfect for a large planting or to share the wealth with friends.

This seed comes as a "pellet". "Pelleted" seeds are small seeds that have been clay-coated to make them larger and more uniform in size and shape, making them easier to handle when planting.

Details

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Genus Petunia
Species x hybrida
Variety Shock Wave™ Coconut
Item Form (P) Pkt of 10 seeds
Bloom Start To End Mid Spring - Early Fall
Seeds Per Pack 10
Plant Height 7 in - 10 in
Plant Width 20 in - 2 ft 6 in
Bloom Size 1.5 in - 2 in
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Flower, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Free Bloomer, Ever Blooming, Season Extenders
Bloom Color Light Cream
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Containers, Baskets

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 reviews
The average rating for this product is 3 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 3.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

February 22, 2022

I Would Not Purchase

This shopper rated the product 1 out of 5 stars

I bought these seeds last Spring and had very little success. The germination rate was lass than 10 and, just like another reviewer, the few plants that did grow did not preform well. I purchased three items from Park Seed and nothing did well.

Heather K from KS
January 03, 2015

Amazing white petunia

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I planted the coconut shock wave in three large pots in front of my garage that faces the east. They went crazy! They got bigger and fuller all summer. I am going to plant them again to see if they perform as well two years in a row.

Peg from IA
August 13, 2013

okay

This shopper rated the product 3 out of 5 stars

I was disappointed in this variety of Petunia. Especially for a wave. The germination was poor and some were very spindly. They were prolific but very leggy and not nearly as attractive as the other waves I grow. I am going to look for a different "white" to grow next year.

from MT

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