Shock Wave® Denim Shades Petunia Seeds

(P) Pkt of 10 seeds
Item #51619-PK-P1
$5.95
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Description

Earlier and tougher than the Original Waves

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.

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.

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Genus Petunia
Species x hybrida
Variety Shock Wave™ Denim Shades
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 Blue, Light Purple
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 4 reviews
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0

Customer Reviews

July 20, 2016

A Yearly Treat

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

I love the variations in purple colors-dark, medium, light-all on one plant!! I took one star away because the germination rate is a little unpredictable. It's worth the trouble and cost because once it takes off it's a tough little blooming machine all summer long.

QueensGardener from NY
June 18, 2016

The BEST petunias for homes hear the beach!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I wish I could edit my previous review... My last review of these petunias was 3 stars. My only gripe being the lack of color variation... they were prolific and hearty and had a great germination rate. However, they all started out deep purple... started is the key word here. I've never had petunias that changed as they grew. They guys, they have changed as they've matured... I can't believe it! The "denim shades" are now completely present... I wish they would state in the description that the flower colors morph as they plants mature... because I would have never written the 3 star review... These flowers are great... especially for our ocean side hanging baskets... they are the epitome of what I expect of nautical hanging baskets. Perfect. I will buy these seeds over and over and over again!

An oceanside gardener from NJ
June 07, 2016

Not too bad... except for the color.

This shopper rated the product 3 out of 5 stars

First the positives... 1) I got three packets of these seeds to start indoors and there was about a 80% germination rate, not bad at all. 2) The plants are vigorous for sure, both vegetation wise as well as flower wise. So why only three stars? Because of the one negative... ALL of the flowers are deep purple... beautiful for sure... but the whole point of getting these was for a beautiful variation that was promised. We were really looking forward to the purple/blue variation... but, alas, we just got purple... really nice purple.... but just purple.

An oceanside gardener from NJ
April 29, 2015

very pleased!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I sowed these indoors in early February and they were blooming by the beginning of April. Out of 30 seeds I only successfully raised 13 for outdoor planting, but it was also my first year sowing indoors. The seeds seemed pricey, but after seeing the prices in the store they were totally worth it. Mine could already easily qualify as the 1 quart size you would find at the nursery.

from IL

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