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Mexican petunia pruning

Posted by deeinflorida FL (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 14, 05 at 15:31

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


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RE: Mexican petunia pruning

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a MI (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 14, 05 at 16:23

When it gets way too large. ;o)

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

Al


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RE: Mexican petunia pruning

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.


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RE: Mexican petunia pruning

i put mine in a container because i read of the invasive part. it works great!! looks beautiful!! :'))


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RE: Mexican petunia pruning

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!


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