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Jan 15, 2020
Happy 25th Birthday Wave!
Katie Rotella  Website Manager

This year we’re celebrating 25 years of Wave® Petunias. Can you imagine? Since our debut of Wave® Purple Classic in 1995, our Wave Fans have been gardening with the world’s best-known spreading petunia. There’s been 25 years of exciting colors and new flowers to fit any gardening style.
For 25 years, Wave Petunias have been spreading 3 ft. of color in your garden making you feel like a pro and impressing your guests and neighbors. Below are some highlights over the years... How many do you remember?

1995   Wave Purple Classic wins the All-America Selection National Award for its top performance across the country. It’s the kickstarter for all spreading petunias to come!
1999   Tidal Wave Petunia is revealed, and gardeners tune in to HGTV to see the 1st Wave TV commercial. Also, our website is launched.
2001   More award winners announced: Tidal Wave Silver and Wave Lavender WOW the AAS judges nationwide with their awesome color.
2002   Welcome Easy Wave Petunia – our most versatile and colorful Wave family member. It’s seen everywhere in its pretty pink pots!
2007   Shock Wave Petunia is launched for spring hanging baskets. Denim is the top color!
2012   Wave Petunia combos and medleys make choosing a ready-made basket a cinch.
2013   Cool Wave Pansies join the family to bring easy, spreading color to early-spring gardens and fall/winter color for our southern Wave Fans.
2015   The "Velours" hit stores and gardens everywhere feel luxurious!
2019   Wave Carmine Velour earns an All-America Selections Award, bringing our total wins to 5.

We know our Wave Fans are a dedicated bunch, and we can’t wait to party with you all year long in 2020. Watch for fun giveaways on social media and maybe pop-up events near you. We’ll be sharing all our news monthly at our blog and in our newsletter (be sure you’re signed up!)
What’s been your go-to Wave Petunia color? Where’s your favorite place to plant Wave? Tell us in the comments below and we’ll share some of your comments on Facebook and Instagram. From all of us at the Wave brand, thank you for choosing Wave. Let’s get the celebration started!

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Reader Comments (11)

Tidal Wave Red Velour earns an All-America Selections Award in 2015!
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | Ping Ren

Love Wave plants. Always look good.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | Paul LaPrad

I cannot wait for Spring to come so I can plant my Wave Petunias. I put them on my porch and in all of my flower pots. Such a beautiful flower.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | Beautiful Flowers

I am a big fan of the Easy Wave petunias. 2019 was a great year for me . I planted a barrel with a combination of white ,pink and purple Easy waves .They put on a stunning display of trailing blossoms. Got lots of compliments from strangers passing by. I must admit it filled my heart with pride. hopefully I will be able to do this again this year. I am almost 82 and am not as nimble as I used to be. Love my Wave Petunias.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | Blanca Humphrey

My favorite color was the Wave Carmine Velour. Absolutely gorgeous. I love to plant my Waves in planters in the front of my home and on my deck, as well as hanging planters on my arbor and decks. They're so beautiful and full. They fill a planter with amazing color and beauty. I can't wait for spring to shop the garden shop and fill the pots.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | Vicki Housman

First off, Happy 25th Birthday...and thank you for all the years of color and enjoyment you have brought to me. I have shared my love of your plants with my children who display them proudly in their yards and now I even let my grandchildren pick out their favorites for their own gardens. I have a barrel planter for each of them to design and take care of...even the 2 year old! Now. On a side note...reading your blog on when these new flowers each came out makes me feel old...I remember them all and my excitement for each! Congratulations and looking forward to the next 25 years with you..
I hope!
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | Judy

Neon Rose is my fave for our window boxes!
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | Donna Hirsch

I love petunias. I like them all but I really like the blue and the dark purple ones. I love them in hanging baskets on my front porch!
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | Delorce Clark

I love wave petunias. They are so easy to grow and care for.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | Mary Sullivan-Tate

Love to plant them around our mail box and in pots on front porch.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | Herb March

We've always had good luck with our Wave Petunias and Pansies.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | Patty Soule