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Is supertunia a wave petunia?

Last Updated: 18th January, 2020

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The Wave petunia comes in three sizes: Tidal, the largest flower; Shock, the smaller flower; and Easy, a spreading plant. The Supertunia is the most recent development in petunias. Like the wave petunia, the Supertunia comes in many colors and sizes, as well as in single and double blossoms.

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Furthermore, what is the difference between a wave petunia and the supertunia?

Uses. Wave petunias are known for their ability to blanket the garden in color and are often used as ground covers or as borders. Supertunias, on the other hand, are better suited for hanging baskets or container gardens as their long vines reach a length of 3 feet or more.

Similarly, do Wave petunias have to be deadheaded? Unlike standard petunias that require regular deadheading to keep them blooming prolifically throughout the season, Wave petunias require no deadheading. As the flowers wilt and dry up, they fall naturally from the plant, and new blooms soon takes their place.

People also ask, what is a wave petunia?

Growing Wave Petunias. Wave petunia plants have a spreading growth habit, with the ability to fill flower beds with their blooms that sprout all along their stems, which can reach up to 4 feet. Wave petunia plants are so versatile they can accent almost any part of your landscaping design.

Are Wave petunias self cleaning?

Petunias are sensitive to high temperatures and may change color or produce a stripe when they too warm. Once temperatures cool, new flowers will resume their original color. Which petunia is self-cleaning? All Wave-variety petunias, as well as 'Baby Duck', are self-cleaning and do not require deadheading.

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Gihan Brincano

Professional

How do you keep petunias looking good?

Care
  1. Petunias are tolerant of heat so you don't have to water them regularly. A thorough watering once a week should be sufficient (unless there are prolonged periods of drought in your area).
  2. Fertilize your plants monthly to ensure good growth.
  3. Remove faded/dead flowers to prolong blooming.

Ale Juarbe

Professional

How do you care for wave petunia hanging baskets?

Caring for Petunias in Hanging Baskets
This is a common question, and the answer is simple: water whenever the top couple of inches of soil feels dry to the touch. Hanging petunia plants may need water daily during the summer, and maybe even twice during periods of extreme heat. Water deeply, then let the pot drain.

Zaruhi Izaro

Professional

Why are my Wave petunias dying?

Wilting petunia flowers can also be a sign of too much water. Always check the soil around your petunias before watering – if the soil is still damp, don't water it. Lack of sun can also lead to the wilting of petunias. Petunias prefer full sun and will produce the most flowers if they get it.

Juanmei Espiga

Explainer

How do you keep Wave petunias from getting leggy?

Trim back petunias in midsummer if they become leggy, overgrown and begin flowering poorly. Remove half of the plant stem's length by cutting the petunias down with garden shears. Shearing back forces the petunias to send out new compact stems.

Raymonde Erusalimchik

Explainer

How many Wave petunias in a hanging basket?

We recommend 3 Wave plants in a 10-12 inch (25-30cm) container. Increase your plants as your container size goes up. Too many plants in a small container will have your Wave Petunias or Cool Wave Pansies fighting for the nutrients they need to spread and cascade over the sides.

Eduina Picher

Explainer

How do you keep petunias blooming all summer?

To encourage additional blooms from petunias, old blooms should be removed through deadheading to encourage new blossoms instead of seed production.
  1. Look for signs that petunia blooms are beginning to fade and die.
  2. Remove, or deadhead, the petunia plant by hand.

Kyle Aupetit

Pundit

How often should you water Supertunias?

Liquid (or mixed with water) – these fertilizers need to be applied about every 1-3 weeks (depending on the amount of rain you are getting, or how often you water because these fertilizers will wash away in water and then you need to apply more), although if you use drip irrigation you can apply with every watering

Saturnina Kaas

Pundit

What is the best trailing petunia?

'Rose Vein Velvet' is said to be one of the best petunias to grow from seed. The pink, veined blooms are produced in their masses on trailing stems, up to 1m long. A great cultivar for hanging baskets and window boxes.

Violeta Charle

Pundit

What is the best fertilizer for Wave petunias?

New Petunias
If you have recently planted your wave petunias, you can use a dry, water-soluble fertilizer. Choose a fertilizer with equal parts of nitrogen, phosphate and potash. This can be added into the soil prior to planting or it can be used alongside newly planted petunias.

Veselka Zajda

Pundit

How often should I water my petunia hanging baskets?

The answer is simple: water when the top inch of the soil feels dry when you stick your finger in it. Hanging petunia plants will most likely need to be watered daily during the summer, and maybe even twice, when the weather is extremely hot and/or there is a strong wind.

Jeanelle Basarrate

Teacher

Do Wave petunias spread?

Wave petunias come in several varieties: trailing, mounding, and spreading types. They are good for containers and hanging baskets and will do fine planted directly in the ground. The trailing types will spread 2 to 3 feet.

Vincent Ceberio

Teacher

How much sun do Wave petunias need?

The Ball Horticultural Company recommends that these plants get at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. In fact, the company says that plenty sun is a “must” for optimal blooming. As long as Wave petunias have full sunlight exposure, they can grow in beds, hanging baskets, large containers or window boxes.

Halid Pladevall

Teacher

Will petunias spread?

Groundcover or "spreading" petunias are only about six inches tall, but spread so rapidly that they cover a huge area over one growing season, provided they're watered and fertilized frequently. “Wave” petunias are a common type of spreading petunia. A Grandiflora petunia flower with white picotee edge.

Yin Paguillo

Teacher

Do Wave petunias need a lot of water?

Don't let your Wave Petunias dry out between each watering. They need plenty of water due to their aggressive spreading nature. Keep in mind that containers dry out quicker than in-ground beds.

Elzbieta El Mimouni

Reviewer

Are there different types of petunias?

There are four main types of petunia plants: Grandiflora, Multiflora, Milliflora and Spreading (Wave). All four are readily available in series, which are groups of plants with uniform size and flowering habit. The only varying characteristic is the range of colors of different petunia flowers within each series.

Pieternella Seddiki

Reviewer

What Are Easy Wave petunias?

Easy Wave is THE high-performance petunia, producing masses of bright color for containers and landscapes. With a spread of up to 36 inches, Easy Wave can quickly cover a large area in the garden or graciously cascade from baskets and containers.

Marna Vall Llosera

Reviewer

Can you trim petunias?

Cutting back petunia plants is not hard. You need to clip a few stems every week. Start early, even if this means you must trim off stems that have attractive flowers on them. Whenever your petunia stems are eight inches long or longer, begin the pruning schedule.

Yamandu Koprencka

Supporter

Ivet Salpeter

Supporter

Why are my petunias all sticky?

Petunias are naturally sticky - when you pinch a stem to deadhead, you'll feel the stickiness. But, excessive stickiness can be the result of aphid feeding so you'll want to closely inspect the undersides of the leaves for evidence of these pests.