Friday, March 19, 2010

Wave to the Petunias

I threw a few Rosy Dawn Wave Petunia seeds into some pots last fall hoping they would survive.  These have and are just starting to bloom.  I haven't had much success growing petunias from seed and find it much easier to just buy small plants.  However, it can be done.  The Wave series is so popular that it needs no introduction.  Suffice to say, they are a good choice for Louisiana and last longer into our hot season than other types of petunias.  Do NOT utilize them as a hot season flower!  Even the Wave's can't take our "waves" of unending heat.  Keep them trimmed back for a fuller, bushier appearance.  They make a wonderful container plant. 

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