Petunia x hybrida Tidal Wave® Red Velour

Gold Medal Approved Novelty

Roll out the red carpet for Tidal Wave® Red Velour! A truly unique, rich red colour that is different from all other seed Petunias on the market. Thanks to its spreading habit, this fast grower can wind around a fence to create an attractive hedge, make gorgeous ground cover in the bed or fill a large container as a patio showpiece. This Petunia has an outstandingly long flowering season and excellent rain resistance. Red Velour spreads glamour in any garden.

Tidal Wave® Red Velour is also the recipient of the All-America Selections award for performance in North American trials. 

In detail

A Gold Medal is awarded to genuine breakthroughs in breeding and this Petunia absolutely fits the bill. Red Velour obtained a 93% score, the highest mark in the 2014 Trials. The jury scored this new Tidal Wave particularly highly on ‘Wow factor’, floriferousness and overall garden performance. No such thing as an award ceremony without red carpet… Fleuroselect is therefore proud to give its ‘Oscar for breeding achievement’ to Tidal Wave® Red Velour

Market value

Red Velour is the new, bold and vibrant colour in the Tidal Wave® assortment. This seed-propagated Petunia is a truly strong and vigorous plant requiring low maintenance. An excellent landscape performer with terrific Botrytis tolerance and quick recovery from rain, the plants resist lodging so they won’t fall open and expose a bare centre. The spectacular, long-lasting red flowers of this fast grower are an eye-catcher both on the patio and in the garden. Red Velour, a powerful boost for Tidal Wave® sales!

Background information

Petunia is genus of 35 species of flowering plants of South American origin, closely related to tomatoes, deadly nightshades, potatoes and chili peppers in the family Solanaceae. The popular flower derived its naming from the French, which took the word petun, meaning “tobacco,” from a South-American local language. The tallest of the Wave family, Tidal Wave® creates massive plants with an amazing number of blooms.


Technical information

Novelty Characteristic:
Very fast growing with good vigor and durable garden performance in a unique, deep red colour
Deep rich red
Single, 6 cm diameter
Flowering Period:
Spring to autumn
Annual, F1 hybrid, Diploid,
Bedding plant
Approx. 8500 seeds per gram, germination rate 75%
Height 50 cm, spread 40 cm

Sowing for the pack at 22-24°C. Grow at 14-22°C, apply PGR as needed and transplant after 6-7 weeks.

Plant out at a 30 cm x 50 cm distance on a sunny spot or in 15-20 cm pots. It will take approx. 75 days from sowing to flowering.

Registration details

PanAmerican Seed
Entry number:
Protection Period:
8 years
Expiry Date: