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mingle27
Oct 23, 2016 8:33 AM CST
I have some petunias I planted in hanging baskets in May. I just realized that these are perennials and not annuals. They are still flowering but the weather is getting cold and we're going to be having frost in the next week and 37-40 degree nights. Can I keep these and have them bloom again in the spring? I don't know if I cut them back and put them in my shed if they'll come back. Not really certain to how that works as I'm just getting into planting flowers. Would love some insight.
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Altheabyanothername
Oct 23, 2016 9:10 PM CST
Hi Mingle27! Welcome! petunias have the ability to be a tender perennial in a warmer climate and treated as an annual in colder areas. It would be great if you could fill out what area you are in. I live in Texas and more of my petunias die in cold snaps than live year round. What your petunias will do is set seeds. In my planters after they have turned brown, I shake them over the dirt. In the spring, new plants will grow from the seeds. Many blessings for your successes!
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