It’s a Hedge! It’s Groundcover! It’s a Container Joy!
This “hedgiflora” is immune to bad weather and so lovely!
Species: x hybrida
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 10 seeds
Bloom Start to End: Early Summer – Early Fall
Seeds Per Pack: 10
Plant Height: 16 in – 22 in
Bloom Size: 2.5 in – 4 in
Additional Characteristics: Award Winner,Bloom First Year,Butterfly Lovers,Easy Care Plants,Ever Blooming,Flower,Free Bloomer,Repeat Bloomer,Season Extenders
Bloom Color: Purple,Silver
Foliage Color: Medium Green
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained
Resistance: Botrytis,Cold Hardy,Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Heat Tolerant,Humidity Tolerant,Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy
Uses: Beds,Containers,Ground Cover,Hedge,Outdoor
(P)?Pkt of 10 seeds
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 4 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 16 to 22 inches tall, drenched with silvery blooms and utterly charming. Set against a trellis and given a little help to get started, it forms a floriferous climber that can reach 24 to 36 inches long. 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 a 2002 All America Selection winner and Fleuroselect Quality Mark recipient . . . meaning that it has won the two highest honors available to any flowering seed variety!
We think it should 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!
Plant Tidal Wave? Silver in full sun, feed and water it well all season, and you will be rewarded with masses upon masses of moonlight-bright blooms! Pkt is 10 pelleted seeds.
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