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DESCRIPTION: Tidal Wave Cherry Petunia is covered in stunning cherry red trumpet-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from mid spring to late summer. Its pointy leaves remain green in colour throughout the season.
BOTANICAL NAME: Petunia 'Tidal Wave Cherry'
GROUP/CLASS: Tidal Wave® Series
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 45 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 90 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Cherry red
FLOWERING TIME: Mid-Spring to late-Summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Annual
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Butterflies & Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant
Tidal Wave Cherry Petunia is a dense herbaceous annual with a trailing habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Tidal Wave Cherry Petunia is recommended for the following landscape applications:
Planting & Growing
Tidal Wave Cherry Petunia will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 3 feet apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.
Tidal Wave Cherry Petunia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. Because of its trailing habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.