Petunia Problems - Knowledgebase Question

cambridge, Ve
Question by suzanned6
January 17, 2009
My poor petunias always have brown edges. What am I doing wrong?


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Answer from NGA
January 17, 2009

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It may be related to water availability. Like most annuals, petunias prefer evenly moist soil (never soggy or completely dried out) and under- or over-watering can lead to brown edges.

Another common problem is fertilizer burn. Always apply fertilizers according to the directions on the label, taking care to dilute them properly. Fertilizer salts can build up in containers, so flush the soil monthly by applying lots of water and letting it drain through. In general, petunias prefer full sun, evenly moist soil and a consistent supply of nutrients. Provide these and they should give you bountiful flowers in return.

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