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
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
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
This year I have done the same thing. It has ben much cooler and
wetter, but the Wave's are still doing great.
On Fri, 25 Jul 2003 01:09:57 GMT, "Barbara Yanus"
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