Pink-and-Purple Brilliance for 5 Months or More!
Flowers continuously over 3 seasons!
Species: x hybrida
Variety: Shock Wave? Spark Mix
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 10 seeds
Bloom Start to End: Mid Spring – Early Fall
Seeds Per Pack: 10
Plant Height: 8 in – 10 in
Plant Width: 24 in – 3 ft
Bloom Size: 1.5 in – 2 in
Additional Characteristics: Bloom First Year,Butterfly Lovers,Easy Care Plants,Ever Blooming,Flower,Free Bloomer,Season Extenders
Bloom Color: Blue,Cream,Light Purple,Mix,Pink
Foliage Color: Medium Green
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained
Resistance: Disease Resistant,Heat Tolerant,Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy
(P)?Pkt of 10 seeds
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 windowbox awash with bold color that just kept coming and coming! Well, there is an even better Wave? — the Shock Wave? series of earlier, more weather-resistant, self-cleaning blooms. And Spark Mix is one of its most brilliant combinations, offering flower-child shades of pink, purple, blue, and cream for months on end!
Shock Waves? start blooming 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! The 3 colors in this mix — Coconut, Denim, and Pink Shades — all open at the same time, so you can enjoy a tricolored mix for months.
These trumpet-shaped 1?- to 2-inch blooms simply blanket the plant beginning in mid-spring, weeks before other spreading Petunias are even setting buds. Reaching 8 to 10 inches high with a very full, mounding shade, these plants spread 2 to 3 feet 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.
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! Packet is 10 pelleted seeds.