How can I revive Dying Perennials due to underwatering

annelizabethJuly 30, 2007

Help! I left some perennials in the pots they were purchased in too long and now some are wilted and some are dried up. It happened very fast (no excuse, I know). My question is--should I cut back the obviously dead ones and keep my fingers crossed (and keep them watered), or should I just leave the dead stuff? If they are "just wilted" should I cut off the flowers and leave the leaves?

Would "feeding" them with Miracle Grow help? I'm obviously a little green when it comes to having a green thumb. Suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks so much!

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gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

I'd water them until water comes out the hole at the base. I'd leave them to absorb water from the base for at least 15 minutes.

I would cut back the growth quite a bit, leaving a couple of inches.

I'd keep them in a shady area until new growth appears.

I'd water them again the next day..and every day or two after that too as needed!

I'd rethink their survival situation in 3 weeks or so.

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