Mexican petunia pruning

deeinflorida(9-FL)June 14, 2005

When is it to prune this? Mine is getting way too large!

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

When it gets way too large. ;o)

Anytime after roots are well established and you have a sharp pair of pruners in your hand.


    Bookmark   June 14, 2005 at 4:23PM
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ltcollins1949(9a TX)

Watch out for the Mexican Petunia ruellia because they can become very invasive. They are pretty, but once established they can go like wildfire! I put one cutting in the ground about 5 years ago, and I'm still pulling them up to this day.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2005 at 12:52PM
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i put mine in a container because i read of the invasive part. it works great!! looks beautiful!! :'))

    Bookmark   April 30, 2008 at 6:36PM
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I don't think you can kill Mexican petunia by cutting.

It's a robust perennial that also self-seeds.

If you find that you've got too many seedlings, they're very easy to pull, as the root systems are very small & short, & you can also offer them on freecycle or craigslist.

Best luck, & enjoy your garden!

    Bookmark   May 1, 2008 at 1:07PM
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