How can I transplant Mexican petunias in over 90 degree heat?

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A friend has offered to thin out her garden but it is still HOT here and I fear they will not transplant successfully as my planting area is in full all-day sun.


Any gardeners which have had HEATED experience would be helpful!

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  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Sep 17, 2018

    If you can provide some sort of shade until they grow well and water them a lot they should be okay.

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Sep 17, 2018

    Sorry, but the answer is don't. You will really need to wait until the temperature drops.

  • Ber28792050 Ber28792050 on Sep 17, 2018

    lots of water twice a day at least.


  • Chaz Chaz on Sep 17, 2018

    Some Mexican purple Petunias are very invasive and will take over your area garden yard They will produce a lot of seeds and spread around your yard Should be planted in pot planters depending on what you want? But if you soak the plant real good a day before and dig around the plant without harming to many roots then plant it in your yard or planter, just keep it out of hot sun till it comes out of shock from moving it.I really will not move too many plants in that type of weather? but you can with this plant. Whatever you do keep it watered in the soil and not on the leaves and shade it? You decide. and Transplant in the evening when it is cooler, it will take a few days or a week before they look normal.

    • Judy Judy on Sep 19, 2018

      Wow! Did not know they can be invasive! I would be that is why this lady wants them out of her yard!!! Maybe I don't get these......

  • 1401470 1401470 on Sep 17, 2018

    Late in the evening using lots of water and try not to disturb the roots when digging them up. Once you dig them up I soak the roots in a bucket of water and then place them in very moist soil. Do all this in the evening so they have the cooler night time temperatures to recover. Then remember to cover the base with mulch because this will help keep the soil moist. They may still wilt but give them a few days....

  • 1401470 1401470 on Sep 17, 2018

    I recently transplanted these roses in the same type of condition and they did amazing. The rose in the box is now blooming roses again and that was less than a month ago.


    https://www.gardenupgreen.com/2018/08/recycled-wood-planter-boxes.html

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