2015 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Petunia Tidal Wave® Red Velour F1
National Winner
2015 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Petunia Tidal Wave® Red Velour F1
National Winner

Petunia Tidal Wave® Red Velour F1
2015 AAS Flower Award Winner

Fabulous and stunning color on a Wave petunia! The first Tidal Wave to win an AAS award was Silver in 2002. Now there is Velour Red with gorgeous deep red velvety blooms that don’t fade even in the heat of summer. Large flowers literally cover the vigorously spreading plants that rarely need deadheading because new blooms continuously pop up and cover the old, spent blooms. A perfect solution for the time-crunched gardener or anyone looking for petunias that are carefree. Tidal Wave petunias are the tallest of the Wave family and bloom over and over all season long and recover quickly, even after hard rains. Tidal Wave is an excellent landscape performer, covering a large area quickly and beautifully.

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Flower Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Petunia
Variety Name: Tidal Wave® Red Velour F1
Genus: Petunia
Species: x hybrida
Year: 2015
Common Name: Petunia
Type: Flowers from Seed
Breeder: PanAmerican Seed
Close Market Comparison: Ramblin' Red, Tidal Wave Cherry
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun, Partial sun
Water Needs: Normal
Dead Heading Recommended: NO
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Spreading, Trailing
Plant Height: Tall: Over 24"
Garden Spacing: 12" apart for hedge, 24" apart for ground cover
Bloom Time: Summer to Frost
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Color Pattern: Solid
Bloom Size: 2 - 2.5 inches
Fragrance: None
Weather Tolerance: Cold, Heat, Rain
Pollinator Friendly: Butterflies
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES
Hanging Basket: NO
Low Edging: NO
Medium Height Divider: NO
Tall Background: YES
Ground Cover: YES
Herb: NO
Cut Flower: NO
Dried Flower / Everlasting: NO
Houseplant: NO
Water Garden: NO
Edible Ornamental: NO

How to Grow

Plant in full to part sun in a well drained area. Because Tidal Wave Red Velour is a strong and vigorous grower, either add slow release fertilizer one time when you plant or fertilize weekly when watering will be beneficial. Dead-heading is not required. For more details on using Tidal Waves, visit the Wave website at: www.wave-rave.com.

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