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A petunia question


If I keep trimming my petunia so that it doesn't get long trailing vines will it stay more filled out?

Perhaps that doesn't make a difference with petunias.

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Here you go Susan!



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Oh! This guy is less vicious. I think I like him better, or maybe a mix of the two.



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How to Care for Petunia Hanging Baskets

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Instructions
1
Fill the hanging baskets with organic potting soil. Choose an airy potting soil that will offer better drainage for the petunias.

2
Hang the petunia baskets in an area that receives at least five to six hours of sunlight per day. In fact, the more sun, the better. Petunias that do not receive adequate sunlight will produce fewer flowers than those positioned in full day sun.

3
Water the petunia hanging baskets daily. Unlike petunias planted in the ground that rely on deep soil and mulch to help with water retention, petunias in hanging baskets lose water through the drainage holes in the bottom of the baskets. Soaking the soil daily will help keep the petunias well quenched.

4
Deadhead the petunias as they wither. Use the tips of your fingers to remove the withered flower from the stem. Deadheading your petunias will encourage future blooms, prolong the life of present blooms and give your petunia hanging baskets a neater appearance.

5
Feed the petunias a diet of all-purpose fertilizer. Apply the fertilizer as directed on the packaging label. Most petunias that grow in hanging baskets prefer small amounts of fertilizer every two weeks.

Tips & Warnings
Cut the petunias back if necessary. Cutting back will encourage new growth and keep them looking tidy. Use a sharp scissor to remove areas of petunia overgrowth.

Make sure that the petunias are spaced at least 6 inches apart from one another. Petunias need room to grow or they may become root bound. Choose hanging baskets that can accommodate the petunia's spacing requirements.

]Source with links to other growing containers.




This is a good "How To" web page, lots more info too.



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I guess my last is for growing the Supertunia in hanging baskets.
I didn't know that there are two varieties, did you?

Difference between Supertunia and Wave Petunias

The Supertunia variety adapts better to planting in pots than the Wave because it drapes easily over the sides and grows very large without developing the massive root system of the Wave.

The Wave petunia is propagated with seeds and tends to grow a huge root system. The root ball may be a problem in baskets and planters.
Garden experts seem to agree that the Wave petunia was developed primarily as a ground cover. It may become overgrown in late summer and require pruning.

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We passed in the hall, Susa. emoticon

I like your second video much better than the first too.





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Oh, thank you HG! You have been very informative!

I bet I have Supertunia. I bought it at a large greenhouse and they know what they are doing there. It would make sense they have the correct petunias in pots.

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:laugh love it when we reply to ourselves!

I would just dead head.. but then I don`t "go" on petunias I like fuchsias and pelargoniums

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I love the petunias because they bloom all summer and the hummingbirds come to them. I also don't have to worry if the temperature gets below 50 out there.

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Interesting info about the Supertunia and [sign in to see URL]'d never even heard of the Supertunia before, but that explains why I had such trouble growing Wave petunias in the large pot I have out front. I'll have to try again with a Supertunia.

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That is gorgeous [sign in to see URL] think you got all the right info! :thuUp

In MN. I used to use the Petunia's on my railing baskets, as I wanted them to [sign in to see URL] I used Geraniums in stand up pots on the Sunny side and Impatiens on the shady side...

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Wow, Susa, that's a beautiful pot of petunias you have, they look so healthy.



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LOVE the color of those, Susa! :))

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Oh, that is a beautiful plant. It is my dad's very favorite. He always said they turn their little faces to the sun and smile all summer, so I always have petunias in the flower bed to remind me of him. They really are happy flowers.

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