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How can I revive Dying Perennials due to underwatering

Posted by annelizabeth OH (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 30, 07 at 17:22

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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RE: How can I revive Dying Perennials due to underwatering

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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