Wave Petunias

Hi, just found this ng and hope you can help me. We have quite a few wave petunias, most are looking wonderful, but a few have withered up and died. They look great one day then the next the foliage and vines seem to just start dieing. The flowers will still look good for a few days though. We keep them well watered and fertilized. It just seems strange that one plant will die just like that and one next to it will go on and on looking just great. Any suggestions? Julie
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Two out of five of my wave petunias got attacked by slugs and withered up and died. The Misty Lilac wave petunias don't seem to be liked as much by the slugs and they are doing great.
BT

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This is my second year with them in Toronto Canada - area 5 and I have had no problems. They have been great .
On Fri, 25 Jul 2003 01:09:57 GMT, "Barbara Yanus"

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Lee wrote:

I was suckered in by the marketing, and planted three groupings of three Wave petunias. In each of the three groups, one of the plants suddenly died. One died before the heatwave. The other two died in the heat. The remaining six have not spread like the marketing suggests, either.
I also bought two full flats of whatever cheap petunias the one-stop shopping store had on sale, and used them to create a bunch of color-spot containers, and to fill in a dull area. I planted these with the idea that I never seem to take care of my containers well (either over-watering or forgetting to water them), and I just wanted something cheap with color. These cheap petunias are universally doing better than the expensive Wave petunias nearby.
I won't be spending premium dollars on Wave petunias next year. I'd be leery about buying them for the same price as the cheap flats, for that matter.
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I am in Zone 5, Southern Ontario. Last year planted them in a small circular garden around a small Maple tree. They were great for that application. They totally covered the ground with a mat of flowers. Last year was one of near record temperatures here - many days in the mid 90's.
This year I have done the same thing. It has ben much cooler and wetter, but the Wave's are still doing great.
Don
On Fri, 25 Jul 2003 01:09:57 GMT, "Barbara Yanus"

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