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Owensboro, Kentucky mbuchanan
Jun 6, 2020 3:00 PM CST
How do you get petunias to grow big and healthy, not leggy looking?

Martha Buchanan
Name: Big Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Jun 6, 2020 3:37 PM CST
You have to clip back the dead flowers. It is called deadheading. You can trim back the longer shoots and shape the plants. They recover quickly.
They like a fair amount of direct sunshine and in lower light, that will speed up the legginess!!
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