Petunias - Knowledgebase Question

Elkton, Ma
Question by popspet
July 12, 2009
I received 2 petunias for Mothers day. I've been deadheading them as the wilt but now I'm left with dry almost leafless stems. What do I do now?

Answer from NGA
July 12, 2009


When you deadhead you should be pinching back the stem, not just removing the spent flower. Pinching the stems back will encourage healthy new stems and more flowers. Pinch the stems back now and you should see new growth in a few weeks. Enjoy!

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