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How much water do petunias need?

Posted by GeeDavey MD 7 (My Page) on
Mon, May 30, 05 at 8:16

I bought 18 4" pots of petunias, in a red variety, for $.80 each: It was totally an impulse purchase. These are not wave petunias.

I have a full sun bed with sandy soil. It dries out in a hurry. Lots of things thrive there, but it isn't classic garden soil.

Will traditional petunias from Home Depot survive there with occasional watering? I know I can't keep them from drying out but they will get water weekly at least.

Alternatively, I have a part shade bed that stays more moist.

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RE: How much water do petunias need?

I would put them in part shade, if you get blazing hot summers with humdiity. Even the waves don't make the whole summer, here.

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