Red House is loving these Wave Petunias. When the heat and humidity get going, that's about when they really start to take off! In the next picture you can see three plants that I bought from a big garden store. I think they are Wave Blue petunias. It's August, and they are still going strong!
My most pleasant surprise, however, was from the Wave Petunias that I grew from seed. For Valentine's Day Mr. Red House had the kids pick me out some packets of seeds to go with pots that they painted. Little girls picking out seeds = very bright pink flowers. Red House tends to go easy on the bright pink, being red and all. One of the packets was Wave Purple petunias, which look more pink/fuchsia to me. Here was the result:
Goldilocks Black-eyed Susan there as well. Buried under the wave of petunias are also a couple little rose shrubs which are starting out in the Red House garden.
They are definitely going under my list of annual seeds to grow each year. I love the fuchsia color, though they might go out against the fence next year instead of right up against the house. All it needs is some chartreuse! And maybe I'll try the more mounding ones.. Already planning what plants to buy next year...