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What are wave petunias?

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Wave petunias are a type of petunia known for their long bloom time, ease of care and weather resistance. The first Wave petunia was the Purple Classic, which debuted in 1995.

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As of 2015, there are six varieties of Wave petunias: Tidal Wave, Double Wave, Easy Wave, Shock Wave and Cool Wave Pansies. Wave petunias are popular ground covers and trailers for hanging baskets and containers.

Wave petunias come in a variety of bright colors and can be grown from seed. For best results, gardeners should plant seedlings in a sunny location with at least six hours of direct sunlight. The annual flowering plants grow 6 inches tall but spread to 4 feet. Unlike most petunias, Wave petunias do not need deadheading or pruning.

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