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Name: Kate
Minneapolis, MN
Oct 15, 2017 12:13 PM CST
My petunias are growing and blooming like mad, (in pots,) but the low temperatures have sent them into “suspended animation.” Will they survive if I bring them in?
Name: Sally
central Maryland
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Oct 15, 2017 6:18 PM CST
I doubt they will thrive without full sun. But have never tried.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Oct 15, 2017 7:48 PM CST
Petunias are perennials and I have tried bringing them in. They haven't survived but I think I brought them in too late. So, if you are going to try, do it sooner rather than later.
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Name: Ian McBeth
Lincoln NE (Zone 5b)
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Oct 18, 2017 2:49 PM CST
I have never brought in petunias into my home during the fall/winter. But they might not do so well, according to my past experiences with plants I brought in. Eventually they will just turn weak and die out. Even if you have a (plant lamp) over them, the plant lamp isn't strong enough to keep it strong or alive that well. It needs sunlight. I don't know if a window will help either. You can try it.

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