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Asked by Anonymous on December 2, 2010
Petunias

This summer all my petunias got white and green bugs on them. I bought a commercial spray to get rid of the bugs and it took the color out/off the petunias. What can I do, as I love petunias in the summer?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

We recommend neem oil. We like it as a pesticide because it is safe for humans and pets and is very effective against damaging bugs, but does not hurt helpful bugs like bees and butterflies. You can learn more about it here: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on April 4, 2011
Source for Petunia Plants

I enjoy growing petunias from seed but had found it difficult to handle the tiny seeds and waiting for them to germinate. I have heard that there are sources which provide germinated plants to commercial growers. Could you please provide a source for such plants?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This company appears to sell them wholesale:
http://www.parkswholesaleplants.com/fall-plants/petunia-prism/

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Asked by motsmoj on May 9, 2011
Snails and Slugs Destroying My Petunias

What can I do to keep snails and slugs from destroying my petunias?

Asked by samoya5 on May 11, 2011
Get Rid of Tiny White Bugs on My Petunia Plant

I have a potted petunia plant that was doing well and blooming continuously. It gets plenty of sunlight, watered regularly, and I am careful to pick off the dead blooms with their seeds. Recently, I’ve notcied an infestation of tiny white bugs on the plant, and it has since stopped blooming. What are they and how do I get rid of them?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It sounds like aphids (they come in a variety of colors). This article will help you:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/homemade-aphid-control-a-natural-way-to-kill-aphids.htm

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Asked by SusanM on May 29, 2011
Deadheading Petunias

How do you deadhead petunias so they get fuller?

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mothergoose2

Where the new growth is take out new bud or green growth is will make plant spread out more love to grow Petunias and make sure you keep dying flowers pulled off will bloom more,

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Asked by Anonymous on June 4, 2011
Caterpillars on My Petunias

I live in Phoenix, Arizona. It is June and my petunias were blooming and cascading out of their pots on my porch, then the flowers were eaten and I found green caterpillars. Is there a home pest solution I can make and use, or is it better to just by a pesticide for these PESTS?

Asked by Anonymous on June 8, 2011
Container

I love petunias and super bells. I know they are full sun, but can they still do well if the container they are in is in a shaded area?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

They may grow, but they will not bloom well in the shade. You might like wishbone flowers as a replacement.

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