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Beginner Gardening: How to prune or revive overgrown, leggy wave petunias.

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Floyd, VA
(Zone 6b)

June 14, 2007
10:23 PM

Post #3615635

Today, I bought two lovely, leggy wave petunias. What should I do to revive them and make them bushier. They are stretched out well over 16" in all directions, leaving the middle empty.
Satsuma, AL
(Zone 8b)

June 15, 2007
4:50 PM

Post #3618490

I have cut mine back to about 6" from the crown about this time of year (I just did some of mine yesterday), they always come back strong!

Crosbyton, TX
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2007
1:19 AM

Post #3627376

gloria and david...thank you for this topic and solution...mine are looking REAL bad; i repoted some today to see if it will help...i may have start wacking away at them
Satsuma, AL
(Zone 8b)

June 18, 2007
2:24 AM

Post #3627719

One thing I told Gloria in dmail that I should probably mention here...if you have some nice flowering stems, leave them be while you cut the others back. That way you'll have at least a few flowers left!
Crosbyton, TX
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2007
2:26 AM

Post #3627728

now you tell me...(grin) i went ahead and totally wacked one pot down...i was so sick of looking at them so scraggly...the other one i didn't have the heart to do that still had too many blooms...
Pleasureville, KY
(Zone 6a)

June 18, 2007
3:38 AM

Post #3628058

Cut them back, fertilize, and stand back, they will come back bigger and stronger, with better blooms than ever. I do all petunias this way, and I have never failed to have a healthier, sturdier plant.

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