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Jul 19, 2021
How to Care for Your Wave® Petunias
The Wave Crew  Wave Petunias | Cool Wave Pansies

Healthy Wave Petunias will produce bountiful blooms and vivid color all Summer long through the simple grooming steps of pinching, deadheading and trimming.

Pinching Wave
Pinching Wave Petunias back encourages new growth, more branching and more blooms! On long stems that look “leggy,” pinch the stem back 1 to 2 inches, making sure to cut shorter than the desired branch length. These tips will be tender and can be pinched using your forefinger and thumb, or scissors. 

Once the branch is pinched back, new growth will begin to develop, creating that familiar Wave spreading form.
Deadheading Wave
Deadheading Wave Petunias is another way to encourage more blooms on your plant. Although Wave plants naturally do their own self-cleaning, occasional deadheading will provide an even bigger boost for flower production. Once the flower begins to fade, remove it, along with the small stem that attaches it to the plant.
Trimming Wave
Giving your Wave Petunia a trim will encourage this exceptional plant to keep growing and keep blooming. For best results, start pruning soon after you install them in your yard. Start early, even if this means you must trim off stems that have attractive flowers on them. 
Whenever your petunia stems are 8 inches long or longer, begin the pruning schedule. Each week, clip three or four stems in half, making the cuts above a node. The petunia plant will then produce two new growing tips just below each cut, and those tips will begin flowering soon. 
Within 2 weeks you’ll see a fresh new carpet of color!
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Reader Comments (1)

Did you know, that Wave Petunias also may overwinter? Twice now have I had a hanging basket left outside over winter, and the following spring the plant put out fresh green, and bloomed all summer. Died in the fall of that second year. Guess I was just lucky that it didn't get too cold for it.
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