Asked on Oct 2, 2017

Do petunias repopulate themselves?

19429941775Kba28478716Janet Pizaro
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I have 3 petunia plants that have come up in the middle of August around my front steps. I did not plant them there so was wondering how they got there. They are very pretty but so late in the season to enjoy them for any length of time. I do have a few petunia plants not far from where they are, thus the question of repopulation.

8 answers
  • 27524803
    on Oct 2, 2017

    The seeds may have been carried in on the wind or by birds.. they may not come up again in the spring
  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Probably dropped by the birds.........
  • Lisa S.
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Seeds will move about. They may not be duplicates of the "mother plant". AS they are hybrids. But if you are lucky - you may get some more "volunteer" plants next year.
  • Nancy Turner
    on Oct 2, 2017

    As long as the plants get to flower and seed they will probably come up again. My Mom one year had petunias and other plants in with a geranium plant and they blew seeds in front of her patio and they are still coming back up every year. Most likely they blew in from someone else's plants, or a bird or critter dropped them by your front steps.
    • 19429941775
      on Oct 5, 2017

      I think you are right. I knew a guy that would break some off & stick them in the dirt & they would grow! He either had a green thumb or I just never knew you could do that.

  • Ela26544792
    on Oct 2, 2017

    They are annuals so are you sure they are petunias?
    • 19429941775
      on Oct 2, 2017

      Yes. That is why I wasn't sure about the repopulation. The only way a bird could put them there would be a seed. Where would they get seeds so late in the season also? I suppose it could happen. But 3 plants? One is pink & 2 are purple.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 2, 2017

    generally no they are annuals .I would post a photo so we v\can verify the flower
  • Kba28478716
    on Oct 3, 2017

    Some petunias do reseed depending on the variety and growing conditions.
  • 19429941775
    on Oct 5, 2017

    I think that variety. Thanks.
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