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Featured Plants - Wave petunias

Author: 
Debbie Ricigliano
Photo by Debbie Ricigliano

Petunia x hybrida 

Wave® petunias hybrids are a huge improvement over the old-fashioned petunias of yesteryear.  One big advantage is that they do not need to be deadheaded or cut back to keep them flowering until fall frost. Their carpet of vibrant pink, purple or white flowers truly earns the name “wave”.   It can spread 4 feet wide creating either an excellent groundcover or addition to hanging baskets as they cascade over the side. Full sun, well-drained soil, and an occasional application of all-purpose fertilizer keep them growing all season long.  Wave petunias can handle the heat and humidity of Maryland summers. Relatively pest and disease free, these sunny annuals will not disappoint. 

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