Lavender Wave® (Petunia/multiflora/pelleted)
Latin Name: P. x hybrida
Item #: P1200E
Hanging Basket Type
Approx. 33,000 sds. per oz/28 g (pelleted) Annual 6 in/15 cm
Culture: Use pure Jiffy Mix in seedling flats rather than soil mixtures for better germination. Fill the flat to within 1/4in/6mm from the top and firm, (especially the corners), to prevent erosion when watering. Soak the seed flat thoroughly, before sowing, with lukewarm water (70°F/21°C) and a good fungicide to prevent disease. Mark the rows 2 in/5 cm apart and 1/8 in/3 mm deep, 1/2 in/13 mm wide, with the edge of a label or a marking board. If you are sowing several different colors in the same flat, it might be a good idea to place a piece of cardboard across the flat on both sides of the row that you are sowing to prevent mixtures. Broadcast the seed as thinly as possible in each row. Press the seed firmly into the surface. We do not usually cover with soil. Note: Wave Petunias requires light, warm temperatures and moist conditions for proper germination. Water thoroughly after sowing to make sure the pellet cracks before the tray is moved to chamber or bench. Do not cover with vermiculite due to physical barriers caused by vermiculite. To conserve moisture, cover seed flats with plastic, glass or paper. For ideal germination media temperature should be 75-78°F. /24-25°C. Use bottom heat if possible. Seed will germinate according to color, (pink and white first, red last) in 6 - 10 days. Do not use cold water. It lowers the soil temperature and weakens tender seedlings. Uncover your seed bed at the first signs of germination, to prevent tall, weak seedlings. Grow seedlings at 60-65°F (15-18°C) nights and 70-80°F (24-29) days. Transplant 4 - 5 weeks after seeding, 1-1.5 in/3-4 cm apart and at the same depth as they were when in the seed flat.