Problems with Pi-Ko-Tee

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by turfquip, Jul 25, 2002.

  1. turfquip

    turfquip LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 860


    The blossoms on my "low maintenance" Petunias turn brown quickly and need to be physically picked off or the display looks nasty and underdeveloped. It receives sufficient water, is in a full sun location immediately adjacent to traffic lanes.

    Genetics or environment?

    I'm theorizing that the blossoms are environmentally sensitive and since there's plenty of exhaust nearby, the stickiness adheres smog and exhaust particulates. The plants look healthy other than that...

    Anybody else found this to be true?
  2. BigJim

    BigJim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    Getting water on the flowers?,Petunia flowers hate getting wet,they quickly go brown.Some of the newer varities are advertised as rain fast flowers but even they don't seem to like getting wet.

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