Hanging petunia baskets?

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How to keep hanging petunia baskets looking great without ends browning late summer

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  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Sep 18, 2018

    Hi Esther, Dead Head every day, and water well...........

  • Lin34002743 Lin34002743 on Sep 18, 2018

    I would also keep fertilizing every two weeks with a blooming fertilizer in addition to the watering and dead heading suggested by John.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Sep 18, 2018

    If you add a bit of fresh soil and a slow release fertilizer you will have them bloom much longer. Do this in August or earlier, if needed.

    • Esther McGrath Esther McGrath on Sep 18, 2018

      I did fertilizer every week but never tried adding fresh soil. We were told no dead heading was needed but I guess that was wrong too. Thanks

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Sep 18, 2018

    I have the wave petunias and did not dead head and this year they were absolutely beautiful and full. I did notice that when I added the extra fertilizer and soil they took off again. I always put slow release fertilizer in the soil when I first plant.

  • Chaz Chaz on Sep 19, 2018

    Most Wave petunias do not need deadheading but regular ones do,for one thing to do is that when a blooms fades you just do not pull the flower out you have to take the little stem and the green pouch with it because it will create a seed in there and once the plant has so many of these it thinks it has lived its life span and will stop producing more flowers and if you have a hanging basket that has long vines hanging and turning brown just cut and trim around the bottom of the plant basket and it will grow more stems and flowers on top and around the plant, you may lose a few flowers doing this but in a short while you will have a lot more flowering petunias. Hanging baskets in warm weather need watered some times twice a day in the soil only. You can not hurt these plants it will produce more in time.

  • Esther McGrath Esther McGrath on Sep 19, 2018

    Thanks so much. I know my baskets were supertunia. Are those considered wave petunias?