Petunia Tidal Wave 'F1 Red Velour'

If I had to select just one plant from all the container varieties we trialled at Perch Hill last summer (well over 100!), this would be it. It flowered from May until December, covered top to toe in carmine saucer flowers. It drew SO many comments. More
3 x 9cm plants 190571-9C03 £10.95

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If I had to select just one plant from all the container varieties we trialled at Perch Hill last summer (well over 100!), this would be it. It flowered from May until November, covered top to toe in carmine saucer flowers and began to climb up support canes too. It drew SO many comments.

Genus Petunia
Variety 'Tidal Wave 'F1 Red Velour'
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Border Position Container
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing 60cm (24in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting
Care Tips Deadhead to prolong the flowering period. These will work well in a container pot in a sunny position. Water well in the first two weeks, to prevent the plant from drying out. Apply liquid fertiliser fortnightly to improve performance.
Flowering July - November
Harvesting Flower production 4 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest

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Reviewed 13th May 2017 by Anne Fuller

This review is about all the plants and bulbs I have ordered from Sarah Raven. I have tried many other online garden suppliers - Sarah Raven is undoubtedly one of the very best. This year's spring bulbs have been wonderful, and especially some of the tulip collections. The young plants and plugs are almost always larger and healthier than competitor suppliers and the other things which make success more certain is that they are delivered promptly and packaged securely. This is often a problem with other suppliers whose packaging is inferior to that used by Sarah Raven and plants can be many days en route - not so with Sarah Raven - they are almost always delivered the day after despatch. I have been conducting something of an experiment over the last couple of years to see whose plants and service provide the best result - up front the Sarah Raven ones tend to be a little pricier. But the conclusion I have come to is that most of the other "big names" are proving to be false economy and I will be sticking with a smaller number of suppliers for the future with Sarah Raven at the top. I have to give five stars for quality of product and delivery service.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience of shopping with us. We are so pleased to hear how happy you have been with your orders.

Extensive trials are conducted by Sarah at Perch Hill in choosing all of the bulbs and plants in the range, and it is lovely to know that you have so enjoyed the bulbs you received last autumn. Similarly, a lot of research has led to the development of the packaging and delivery method for plants, and I am glad that it has meant you have been receiving deliveries in the condition we expect.

Happy gardening!
The Sarah Raven Team"

Posted 12th July 2017