Now found these two articles that answers questions about wave petunias and other petunias. I have a great selection of wave petunias Easy Red, Easy White, Easy Blue and Easy Yellow. They are planted in a large 4 pack and on SALE for $3.00. Great buy and easy plants to use in your gardens.
Wave Petunia Plants: How To Care For Wave Petunias
If you want to fill a flower bed or large planter with an eye-catching pop of color, Wave petunias are the plant to get. This relatively new petunia variety has taken the gardening world by storm, and rightly so. Growing Wave petunias is even simpler than caring for their earlier petunia cousins , which makes them ideal for busy gardeners and novice growers alike. Learn how to care for Wave petunias and you may discover a new favorite flower.
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.
Create a dense hedge covered in blooms by planting a row of these plants along the base of a 3-foot fence for support or decorate a porch roof with giant globes of color by planting bright Wave petunias around the base of a coir basket.
Add Wave petunias to large planters near your front door and allow them to cascade to the ground or plant a double row of them from the street to your porch to create a lined floral path.
How to Care for Wave Petunias
Caring for Wave petunias is a simple task and won’t take much time at all. These plants want to grow and thrive, and seem to increase on a daily basis.
Plant them in full sun in moist, well-drained soil. Keep the soil moist, but never soggy.
Feed them with an all-purpose fertilizer when you first plant them, and every two weeks after that until the middle of summer.
Do you have to deadhead Wave petunias? This is the sheer genius of these plants and what makes them so popular for use all over the garden. Unlike other petunia plants that need clipping and deadheading constantly throughout the growing season, Waves never need deadheading. They will continue to grow and bloom without your having to snip one bloom.
taken from https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/petunia/wave-petunia-plants.htm
The Differences Between Wave & Cascading Petunias
Petunias put the summer back into summer as they fill your garden beds and containers with brilliant, jewel-toned blossoms. You can cultivate petunias as annuals in most areas or as perennials in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 though 11. Many types of petunias exist and a wise gardener will do research before she selects her plants. However, comparing the "Wave" series of petunias with cascading petunias is an apples-to-oranges exercise.
Ever since the Ball Seed Company developed "Wave" petunias, gardeners have become addicted to their easy-care splash. The fast-growing trademarked plants produce blossoms from early spring to the end of autumn and tolerate heat, cold, wet weather and humidity. Many varieties of Wave petunias are now on the market, such as Easy Wave, Double Wave and Tidal Wave, and are available in dozens of colors. They flower lavishly and require no deadheading or pinching back.
Unlike Wave petunia, the term cascading petunia does not identify a type of flower but a growth habit. "Cascading" describes plants that produce blossoms on the long, pendulous stems that can overflow hanging baskets or drip from balcony containers. Of the four categories of petunias - grandiflora, multiflora, milliflora and groundcover - both grandiflora and groundcover types produce cascading blossoms. Grandiflora flowers are large, sometimes over 4 inches across, and come in single blossoms or ruffly doubles. Groundcover petunias tend to be smaller.
Cascading Wave Petunias
The Wave series of petunias are groundcover or spreading petunias. The wave reference in the name describes the outward movement of the clump of flowers that grow extremely fast and cover a large ground area in a very short time. However, some Wave series flowers climb up trellises or cascade down like vines when grown in restricted space. Tidal Wave, for example, can grow in a cascading vine to some 24 to 36 inches.
Other Cascading Petunias
Just as all Wave petunias are not cascading, all cascading petunias are not found in the Wave series. Surfina (Petunia integrifolia), also called wild petunia, is a classic petunia frequently used in window boxes. This Australian native grows just as fast as the Wave petunias, achieving 3 feet or more over the course of its long growing season that continues until the first frosts. A groundcover petunia, ground-planted surfina can cover a backyard slope. "Surfina" is also the trademarked name of a group of trailing petunias.
taken from https://homeguides.sfgate.com/differences-between-wave-cascading-petunias-
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