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Name: Michelle
(Zone 5a)
Jul 10, 2016 6:09 AM CST
My balcony gets no sun, but the petunias (in a planter) thrived for two months. Now the blooms are sparser, and both they and the tendrils are droopy. Am I overwatering, or are they finally succumbing to the lack of sun? It was a gorgeous plant. I do not know the cultivar.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
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Jul 10, 2016 6:18 AM CST
Can you post a picture? Petunias get straggly later in the season, I'm assuming that's what you mean by tendrils, long stems hanging down? Petunias don't actually have tendrils. When they get to the straggly stage you can cut them back which should rejuvenate them. Check also for aphids because they can contribute to the problem. A picture would help ensure we're on the right track.
Name: Michelle
Pleasant Lake MI (Zone 6a)
Region: Michigan Canning and food preservation Keeper of Poultry Herbs Organic Gardener Butterflies
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Jul 10, 2016 8:30 AM CST
Mine did that too and it turns out they were just seeding. A week later and they came back. Check for seed pods.
Is treise an dúchas ná an oiliúint.
(Nature is stronger than nurture)

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