Managing Wave Petunias

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by turfquip, May 23, 2007.

  1. turfquip

    turfquip LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    How aggressive are you fellow landscapers ensuring wave petuias get off to the right start? Water management of course is critical, I understand pinching back and deadheading, fertilizing are all key too. Spraying with orthenex - optional every two weeks. Anything else?

    To those of you whose wave petunia plantings have failed in the past... what did you attribute the failure to at that time?
  2. Fairway Land & Lawn

    Fairway Land & Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    I have used them a few times in the past, begonias do a little better here. They are a little maintenance to keep up which costs more than just replacing a "sick" one or two. I find they tend to act more like an impatien when exsposed to full sun...Plenty of water and a little shade seem to work well though. I dont normally do too much maintenance on my annuals. I average about 1200 annuals per season, so I would rather replace 20 than spend an hour at each property trying deadhead...Good luck..

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