Multiflora Spreading/Trailing Petunia (Petunia Tidal Wave® Silver) in the Petunias Database

Trade name information:
Series: Tidal Wave®
Trade Name: Silver
Cultivar name: 'PAS97287'
Common names:
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Data specific to Petunias (Edit)
Propagation type: Seeds
Petunia flower size: Multiflora M 2" to 3"
Petunia growth habit: Mounding/Spreading
Deadheading recommended: No
Bloom form: Single
Daylight Neutral: Yes

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 16-22 inches
Plant Spread: 30-60 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Pale Lavender with Dark Purple Veins
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Needs specific temperature: Germinates best at 70-75 deg F
Days to germinate: 7-14 days
Depth to plant seed: surface sow
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Texas Superstar®
AAS (All-America Selection®): 2002 National Flower Winner
Other: Fleuroselect Quality Award

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Posted by kqcrna (Cincinnati, Oh - Zone 6a) on Dec 4, 2011 9:34 PM

Tidal Wave Silver petunia was a 2002 AAS and Fleuroselect Quality Mark winner. Very easy to grow from seed, and it wintersows well. It is a huge spreading plant and vigorous bloomer. If it becomes leggy it can be trimmed by by up to half and it grows back and blooms better than before.

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Posted by Joannabanana (Calgary, AB Canada - Zone 3a) on Nov 15, 2012 9:45 AM

Tidal Waves are huge plants and grow well in large containers or in ground. Form a hedge. The closer (min 12") planted apart the taller the plants. Tidal Waves will grow up a trellis too. A 3' or 4' trellis works great. They also make the most dense ground cover of all the Wave family petunias

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