Tidal Wave® Silver Petunia Seeds

(P) Pkt of 10 seeds
Item #03770-PK-P1


It's a hedge, it's groundcover and it's a container joy

All-America Selections (AAS) Winner 2002

Fleuroselect Novelty Award winner 2001

Like the essence of moonlight, these silvery blooms with deep purple centers and wispy purple veining create a peaceful, elegant atmosphere in any setting. And "any setting" is just where you can grow them—from containers to bedding to trellises to edging, Tidal Wave Silver fits them all. Amazingly versatile, it is called a "hedgiflora"—but we just call it "wonderful".

The blooms range from 2 to 2½ inches across, and some are deeply blushed with purple while others are nearly pure white. The silver tone is utterly unique, complementing other spreading petunias very well and making a nice companion both to light- and dark-toned designs. These blooms aren't shrinking violets, either—they stand up to summer storms beautifully, bouncing back from rain and wind without turning a petal. Expect a long summer season of bloom in the sunny yard or patio.

The plant itself is as much of a star as its flowers, offering an adaptable habit completely unlike other Petunias'. Spaced closely together, the plants form an upright mound or even a low hedge, drenched with silvery blooms and utterly charming. Set against a trellis and given a little help to get started, it forms a floriferous climber. Widely spaced in bed or border, it creeps along as a lovely ground cover. And then there's its "traditional" use as a trailing Petunia in baskets, planters, and other containers.

Tidal Wave Silver is an All America Selection winner, and we predict it will be the spreading petunia of choice for gardeners looking for something a little distinctive in the garden. It is superbly botrytis-resistant (which is enough to convince us, even without any other merits, that we must have it) and very long-blooming. In short, a highly adaptable, vigorous, gorgeous petunia you really should try. Pair it with its new award-winning sister, Tidal Wave Velour. Plant in full sun, feed and water it well all season, and you will be rewarded with masses upon masses of moonlight-bright blooms.

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.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Petunia
Species x hybrida
Variety 'PAS97287'
Item Form (P) Pkt of 10 seeds
Bloom Start to End Early Summer - Early Fall
Habit Spreading
Seeds Per Pack 10
Plant Height 16 in - 22 in
Plant Width 2 ft 6 in - 5 ft
Bloom Size 2 in - 2.5 in
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Flower, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Free Bloomer, Ever Blooming, Repeat Bloomer, Season Extenders, Award Winner
Bloom Color Purple, Silver
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Disease Resistant, Cold Hardy, Botrytis
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Containers, Outdoor, Ground Cover, Hedge

Product Review Summary

Based on 9 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

October 07, 2022


This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This was my 1st year with this petunia. I can't say enough 'good' things. It is now well into October and they are still colorful! The color is deep and true with volumes of huge flowers all season. I highly recommend and am purchasing more for 2023--thank-you!

Carey from AK
March 31, 2022

The seeds that germinated did so under 7 days

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

But 3 pelletized seeds did not germinate. So far the ones that did look good & strong.

Patbo from MN
January 10, 2022


This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I love all of these tidal wave petunias. They literally do grow like a hedge sometimes. Prolific, huge, beautiful. They never stop blooming and always look great.

Beth from PA
November 24, 2019

YAY!!! I am looking forward to planting and growing these magnificent flowers.

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I bought some of these flowers several years ago and the next year could not find anyone who sold them. They are awesome and their scent is breathtaking. My husband was so happy when I told him that I'd found them!!! I was actually cleaning out an old flowerbed and found a broken plant tag from one of the plants I'd planted there previously. I was ecstatic and imagine my joy when I looked on your website and there was this wonderful plant for which I'd looked and looked!!

RobbieAnn Montgomery from MS
April 21, 2019

The best petunia for the PNW

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

It grows with a scant 6 hrs of direct sun, it flows in a wave quite extensively & doesn't stop or lose the center blooms right up to frost. Goes with every color. I have grown it several years in a row from seeds & plants.

winlass from WA

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