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Q.Dying petunia plants

Zone 66088 | Jeri Clark added on August 21, 2019 | Answered

I planted petunias in a pot in June and they have been thriving. A few days ago 1 plant started dying, now I have 2 more plants dying. They are not being over or underwatered. I have not seen any bugs on the plants. I am wondering why they have been doing well for 6 weeks and then all of sudden are dying.

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Answered on August 21, 2019

They are annuals, most of them, and will die off once they are done, though it is a bit early. Unfortunately, without seeing the plant in question, I can only assume what is going on.

The most common issue for these flowers is overwatering, and getting water on the leaves and flowers. Both will cause a sudden death out of no where sometimes.

Next will be too much sun. They will flower profusely in full sun, then wither out from exhaustion.

Disease will be common, too , but there are many of them and to diagnose them would be to see them.

This article will help you to care for Petunia plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/petunia/petunia-care.htm

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