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Petunia 'Purple Wave'

Petunia

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy annual

Flower colour

Purple

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Tender

Skill level

Beginner

Petunia 'Purple Wave'

Plant details

Trailing petunias, once listed as forms of P. pendula, used to be available only as seed strains, although keeping plants over winter for spring cuttings was traditional practice with all petunias. Now an increasing number of trailing hybrids are available as plants for growing in baskets and window-boxes, and also for edging beds and tubs. The large-flowered Surfinia Series is perhaps best known, but multiflora types, such as 'Purple Wave', with smaller and more numerous blooms, make luxuriant cascades of branching stems, smothered in colour.

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Petunia

Cultivar: Purple Wave

Plant type: Hardy annual

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 45cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to plant seeds: September to May


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