Thanks to you and your fabulous how-to tutorials, I have had success for the first time EVER in generating new plants from an African violet leaf. In year-round warm climates, they survive and sometimes bloom throughout the winter. C: Sage (Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’) — 1. Kevin, you are a wonder and a whiz. Decided to take some cuttings today, and I found 6 or so young shoots growing from several of the older stems, perfect for cuttings! . Really appreciate it. Amateurs usually pile the soil too high, which results in water spilling over the side of the pot. Love it! (It was just luck that I happened to seek out this information at the right time of year.). Oh well, I will try again next year. I’ll be thrilled to see them inside in winter. The roots need room to grow and soak up nutrients and an adequate amount of water for the flowers to grow and bloom. Remove all lower leaves and also the stipules (little flaps where leaf meets stem) from the lower half of the cutting. I left a comment on your giveaway post w/o noticing that it is your 15th anniversary. I did as you told and took 15 cuttings. I became a big fan of outdoor window boxes a few years ago, and tried several different flowers with generally disappointing results. Hi badger – Thank you. I am so exited to try this! We gardeners learn a lot from each other, and thanks to you I now know how to start petunias from cuttings. Julia. I love your guidelines for propagating plants. Hi, Kevin– I’ve been gardening for many years, but never heard of this. Thank you Kevin Lee Jacobs for the excellent article. When you say florescent lights…are they regular or grow lights? Can I put clippings in water if it’s going to frost? I’m hoping for many years of blooming (away from kitties), to remember my irascible knitting pal. I live in Newfoundland Canada, and we can’t plant anything outdoors until end of June… after the icebergs! The Practical Planter: How Long do Petunia Blooms Last? Happy belated anniversary!! Definitely trying this method!! As sad-looking as they were, following your advice on daily watering and feeding has given me healthy, abundant plants. mary m. Oh, I’m trying this! As mentioned before, open all windows to provide a fresh, humid atmosphere. Thanks. If you lived in the south of France you would be able to keep them, but not in any region that experiences temperatures below freezing. I kind of discovered this process by accident.Well sorta. Wow! Thanks so much for sharing. Direct sun can injure the stems. I love this idea! Hi Laurel – Speaking from experience, 3 cuttings per 6-inch pot is the absolute max. Kevin, have you tried if this works also with calibrachoa? I noticed they didn’t pine away as badly as other outdoor plants, but I still didn’t think to keep them. Retta, this absolutely works with Geraniums! I hope to replicate your success. -Kelli I’ve never root cut anything, but this has inspired me to try. Cut stems approximately 3 inches in length. You keep talking about putting these plants under florescent lights. My geraniums, impatiens, and petunias are still going strong. What a great idea to take the new petunias to an assisted living center. I love petunias and appreciate your suggestions. I am so going to do this! Growing Wave petunias in hanging baskets can make for a beautiful display of cascading flowers that will brighten up your home. Plant them a minimum of 3 inches apart. But that can depend on when they are exposed to it. I am SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!!!! I will do the petunias – yes I love the purple – some coleus, and possibly some lantana which I will ‘bonsai’ into a small shrub. I was trying to decide which type of lighting to use. Then press firmly around the stem, so that soil and cutting make good contact. Thank you, thank you. Both make terrific, ever-blooming wintertime houseplants. Was trying to decide, if I should use rooting hormones on the cuttings. Perhaps this year I will have success, as flowers seem to elude me. My fave flower is the purple petunia because of the color and wonderful smell. I do the same for my Coleus, having kept the same ones for 3,4 and 5 consecutive summers now. I can’t believe you are so successful with all your cuttings.Can’t wait to try the process myself. EVERYONE LOVED IT. I am a bit late, but I am still going to give this a g with my summer bloomers. If you want your petunias to grow back in the spring, store them indoors during the winter. I arranged mine at equal distance, and in a “V” formation. Or do you have the “wave”. it’s fun to try new ones in the winter and I really only have one long floor length window to work with, so it gets pretty crowded. Thanks! Usually bring in geraniums each winter, just like my Mom always did. If you live in colder areas, you have to plant them outdoors after the danger of frost has passed in spring or grow them in pots that you can bring inside in winter. And with regularly deadheading, the flower-show will continue until late May, when the plants go on holiday outdoors. Also how horrible would it be if I took a couple of small cuttings from the plantings that the town has on the boulevards? I had a glass cutting shop make the shelves for my windows (click here for more details). I did not get them done in August but I took heart that you had had success with some that were taken later. The last of my petunia cuttings that seemed to be doing well all decided to die this week. Hi Terry – I’m blushing. And after all, isn’t that what gardening is all about? Because I have a lot of Lovage in my green I made the lovage pesto and served it to a local garden club when they came for a garden tour, tea and talk. Hopefully my name becomes a link that you can use to email me back. Thanks . I was just looking at my petunias outside and wondering if I could do something to keep them before the frost comes here in Montreal. Newspaper mulching is working ! Hi, Kevin! I have a purple sweet potato plant that I have trimmed back. Have a great day! It is showing signs of life and looking healthy. So, in May, can you plant them in the ground right away? Yet another wonderful idea, beautifully illustrated and explained with your usual clarity and humor. or hardy annuals, like pansies (Viola x. wittrockiana) usually won't be adversely affected by a temperature of 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep the stems moist, but not saturated, throughout the rooting process. If only my cats wouldn’t eat any plant I brought into the house! Thank you. Hoping this technique will work to create a more full an lush plant. Noticed that you didn’t use them, so maybe I’ll try with and without hormones to see if it makes a difference. I love my petunias all summer, and hate that I have none all winter!! I put my petunias in late this year and when I got to the garden center the selection had been pretty much wiped out, but I’ve been happy w/ these varieties. The bit I see of yours looks lovely, and I managed to kill mine. Thank you for such a lovely comment. I love you Kevin!!!! It got nearly killed. I just love petunias and the smell too. It’s all good! Hi Ruth – You can propagate calibrachoa via stem cuttings, too. Be sure to provide plentiful fresh, humid air by opening all of the windows in your home. Use one stem per 4-inch pot. Thanks again for all your tips and tricks. Keep them coming! This is a reply for Cindi McMurray. Do you deadhead your Petunia’s Kevin? Thanks Kevin!!! How wonderful to try petunias this winter in my bright sunny window. I wondered if you had any tips for taking cuttings (successfully) of geraniums? Thanks for the terrific idea. Although calibrachoas in the “Million Bells” series are patented, it’s apparently okay to reproduce them for personal use. Thanks for the great tips on Petunias, Kevin. Common zonal geraniums are easy to propagate from cuttings, too, but when started in late summer they rarely bloom before March or April. Out here in the arid Mojave Desert, petunias cannot be grown. This saves a ton of money each spring and the early garden gets going faster, especially mixed container plantings. I’m going to try to cut them all back, but I’m a potter, so I’m also going to try and make some pots for all of them, so it’ll be a couple weeks until I have them finished. I love this idea! And your winter sowing directions were a huge success, although I got a little carried away with my seed collecting and was passing out cleome seedlings to anyone and everyone. Wave petunias are beautiful, showy plants. Liz. Give them a bright window or a position under fluorescent lights. What a wonderful thing to share! Pinch Those Petunias! Now grab a perfectly clean, 6-inch-diameter clay pot. I had no idea petunies could be wintered over. Love this idea! Looking forward to trying this. I think I can actually pull it off now! Petunias in containers are more prone to leggy development. My husband is going to kill you. How do you feel about Epsom salt as a booster(1t. Remove all flowers, buds, and seed-pods, too. You won’t need to tug at the plants (as some gardeners recommend), in order to discover that roots have developed. Hi Mary – Yes, I’ve taken cuttings from my “winter petunias” and rooted them for summer hanging baskets. I was just admiringcmy tunes on the deck yesterday and wishing I could take them all in so now I will give this a try. I love your posts and I love petunias. Tried petunias this year, and became a huge fan – that’s all I’m doing in the future and will be making more window boxes. Just prepare yourself for a cannonade of leaf-drop. The pink ones are doing best. Thanks so much for all the tips and ideas on your blog. Since so many gardens were ruined by Hurricane Sandy in my area, this is a great idea. Propagate them in the same manner as petunias. Hubby will freak, but he’ll come around. I love the way you save me money! Complete Guide: How to Plant Petunias - Gardening Tips with J. Love your ideas! I served it as a spread on crackers. I’m going to try this. Geranium budworm eggs will hatch into caterpillars that bore into the flower buds of its host plant: most often geranium, petunias … What a wonderful idea to brighten with color and smell a dreary Winter! Well, the “critter” or culprit causing the problem may be the caterpillar or larval stage of the tobacco budworm (Heliothis virescens).Adults are pale-green to light-brown with the forewing marked with four light wavy bands (Figure 1). It gets very expensive to buy new flowering plants every year. Geraniums are relatively low plants, so mix them with taller species to add a vertical touch, especially when you plant in upright containers. I say “professional,” because your arrangement includes a 1-inch reservoir for water. Seed is planted from late winter to summer and seedlings are available from late winter. I’ve always assumed the deer would eat them so haven’t planted any-I suppose I could google and find out! They have some gorgeous colours of petunias sure is tempting to take a few little snips. This is the first year I’ve planted a bunch of petunias, and they smell amazing. I have floor to ceiling windows down there just begging for some shelving like that! When you plant petunias, the front and edge of the flowerbed will look dressed up and done. Thanks. He LOVES the violets now. He he. Kevin, Kevin, Light: Full sun Water: Plant in well-drained soil (but both plants can tolerate drought) You put three cuttings per pot – would four or five cuttings make a fuller display or would that be too much for the pot size ? And a Victorian death scene. When To Plant Geraniums. Some didn’t know what lovage was and wanted to rush out and get a plant or two. You can find my gardening vlogs about growing vegetables and fruit, flowering plants whether annual or perennial, landscaping ideas, gardening tips, gardening hacks and my … Your lovely window reminds me of my Mother’s when I was a youngster growing up. They shift my focus to fun, exciting and positive! In pots, planters, raised beds or hanging baskets – petunias work well in most any place you put them. I love the music room window. Petunias I'm not so sure about. - The New York … While they are busy making roots, the cuttings will need to reside in a bright but sunless location outdoors. Will they still bloom? Garden beds that receive a minimum of 6 hours of sunlight are ideal for pansies. There were other years I took petunias inside to weather an early frost threat. Darn, it is spring and I can’t wait till fall to try this! Thanks for the encouragement. Okay, my clay pot isn’t the least bit clean. I’ve been wondering how I can keep them going from year to year – you solved my problem. Unfortunately I did not buy petunia plants this year because some critter always devoured them for their lunch. How to Propagate Geraniums from Cuttings - wikiHow: How-to … Passiflora, Passion Flower Vine And the appetizers look yummified. Please keep the ideas coming! I just got an LED grow box and I am now harvesting herbs. Hi Ann – So glad you pooch enjoys the treat puzzle! I am going to add petunias this year. thanks!! Next year for sure. Thank you for the explicit instructions with pictures. I followed your advice for separating my ferns and it worked. The pot’s previous occupant was the very picture of health. You’ll need to make 3 such insertions to accommodate the 3 stems. Good luck with yours! […] I have shared a bond and come to know fondly in my outdoor home. Hi Ronnee — Cut the plant back in April, and harden if off in May before planting out of doors. Plants that have experienced a gradual cooling in fall can survive freezing better than those just planted in spring, which lack such \"hardening.\" Still, you should cover annua… The pictures help motivate me to do as you instruct. Great instructions, thanks! Just look for signs of new growth. Come and visit the beautiful gardens in Cape Town you’ll be blown away. I love that color! Never had any luck with over-wintering a lantana….any ideas or suggestions? Tried bringing in a petunia plant last year….didn’t work so well. Many Thanks from Canada, land of the frost and free! When they get too long I cut them back and add the cuttings to the same pot – keeps them full. Keep the stems moist, but not saturated, throughout the rooting process. There is always something wonderful to see and this tip about petunias is the BEST! Thank you, Kevin. Petunias are a low-maintenance plant, but they still need a bit of care to keep them blooming throughout the season. Thanks! Yes, you can. I have some gorgeous deep purple with almost black streakings to try this with. […], Your email address will not be published. What a pick-me-up to have these in the window while it is snowing and blowing outside. Beginner here, stunned my window box petunias are still alive ( since May!) Thank you for the tips! I put the cuttings into a pot with the green block one uses for cut flowers. … Thank you. I have not tried this yet, but I plan on trying it this fall, with the Geranium that I received from my sweet daughters for Mother’s Day. On the contrary, fresh, young plants — those acquired from the cuttings I mentioned earlier — are itching to grow! Let’s hear it..3 cheers for Kevin..he just saved us a bunch at the gardening store again!! In mid- to late-September, and well-before the first frost, bring the rooted youngsters  indoors to a sunny south or east window, or even better — under fluorescent lights. Thank you very much for the good advice, keep it up! These pots will make sweet smelling gifts at Christmas for my winter weary friends. Now that I am retired I am spending much time gardening. Now for a very amateur question, what constitutes a semi-shaded spot? Another wonderful idea. I’m in the process of moving, so summer was spent digging up plants to move and not planting much out in the garden. Here goes! Thank you!! Wish me luck! Thanks very much for this! It is in a sunny window. Petunias in Winter, will be a welcome sight up here in Canada, especially the mid west Winnipeg. Thanks, cool thing worth learning about and then doing. Love your newsletter! Or, do you have to harden them off in some way? Yahoo. I have some favorite petunias that I want to share with a friend and also grow for next year. Great article, very inspirational. These beauties are colorful, and developed specifically for large containers or in ground gardens. And that is the greatest gift which can be given during these exceptional times. This makes me want to prowl the neighborhood under cover of darkness clipping bits of petunias wherever I find them. Petunias: How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Petunias | The Old … CheyAnne. 0 comments ... Home gardeners can bring in doses of purple with plants like petunias and … I can’t wait to try it! How quickly they grew..and I didn’t kill them like I do when they are in pots. To further attract attention to the petunias and the rest of a well-designed garden, plant contrasting flowers behind and to the sides of the grandiflora and multiflora petunias. And plunge it into the soil, to a depth that approximates the length of your cutting. Can hardly wait to get started to clip my plants. I set mine on the semi-shaded stand that holds my vacationing philodendron, ferns, and other shade-loving houseplants. One year I tried to bring geraniums in and ended up with a leaf drop mess. I’m already crazy about my garden, and now I can bring it all INDOORS????? My thumbs are not very green. Blooms should begin in early spring and last through the first frost. Kimberley McGee is an award-winning journalist with 20+ years of experience writing for a variety of clients, including The New York Times, Las Vegas Review-Journal Home section and other national publications. Your blog is the only one I follow religiously. I’ve had great results with Jack’s Classic Blossom Booster (10-30-20) — the same formula that encourages my African violets to bloom and bloom. Same with some miniature rose cuttings. How could I propagate in order to have these flowering next summer? I usually start petunias from seed, but they are so tiny and fragile, and take SO long, that if I get behind, I am waiting quite a while for blooms in summer! But I’m not worried that disease will be transferred to my cuttings. Kevin, do you sleep? Learn how your comment data is processed. 3 of them didn’t make it. Love your motto about the “Angel Wings”!! Hi Nancy – I’ve read that LED lights provide superior illumination for plant growth/bloom. A spot where the sun gets filtered a bit? Alternatively, you could root the cuttings indoors. Before you take cuttings of your petunia, make sure the plant has been well-fed and watered. For the past two years I have saved all my flower box geraniums by cutting them down to a couple inches and potting them. Cut stems approximately 3 inches in length. Period.® Supertunia Vista petunias are very vigorous, with mounding habits that can reach up to 2 feet in height in the landscape and will trail over the edges of baskets and containers up to 4 feet by the end of the season. Great idea… and easy peasey! The roots like to find their way deep into the soil and not get too wet. You are a true genious. Better to stick to multi purpose or a mix of the two if you're trying to use up the ericaceous compost. Hi JaneyB – Petunias are a joy in winter. With their spicy-sweet fragrance and hardy growing habits, petunias (Petunia) are one of the most popular gardens annuals. Hopefully our UK weather will be kind to them! However, Desert Ruellia, whose flowers look just like petunias, CAN be grown. thank you sooo much!! Hi, I’ve had good luck with storing our geraniums, in their pots and all, in our dirt- floored cellar; in Spring, I place them outside and they usually start growing and blooming just fine. Kevin, Thank you for this, I will give it a try. To encourage blooms on the petunia plants, remove any spent flowers and cut bouquets of flowers to put in shallow bowls around the home. Thank you. A few hours of sun? We don’t really have a good indoor place for wintering over plants, but it’s definitely worth trying! Otherwise, the cutting will focus its energy on flowering and seed-ripening — not growing roots. Thanks Kevin for the know how on the petunias I do that with geraniums but never with petunias all try that this winter. However, in the spot my peonies used to be, a purple petunia popped up and bloomed most of the summer. Ipomoea, Sweet Potato Vine You are absolutely amazing with All of your creative efforts. I have a question about the Petunias. The more contrasting the colors and plants, the more the petunias’ soft petals will stand out. Now step back and admire your professional potting-job. Thanks! Pruned it back, repotted, and seeing how long I can keep it over the winter. Hi Margaret – Ooh…cascading petunia stems in a cut flower arrangement…gorgeous! I am going to do this today w/ Hula Hoop Blue and a variety from a mix of double petunias. Required fields are marked *. Terry in NE Oklahoma. So glad to know about cuttings! Thanks again, Kevin! Thank you for the idea on propagating petunias. Hi Janet – Yes, insufferably humid here just now. I have some stripped purple petunias the I wanted save over the winter. However, adding flowers with a bit of height behind the low-growing multiflora petunias will showcase the many colors of the petals of the petunias. However I am still slightly torn because petunias are great bedding plants and can be used in hanging baskets. Propagate them in the same manner as petunias. Water whenever the top inch of soil feels dry (stick your finger into the soil). I spend a fortune buying petunias every season. I’ve been in the planning stages to take cuttings. It was so delicious. In fact, even after freezing weather, it is still blooming. I hope to try this! I love petunias and now I can have them around all year long! Have visions of foliage and flowering plants in front of both windows, and your window has given me some ideas. I’m trying cuttings from roses and African impatiens too. I took cuttings just to see if it could be done and placed them in my seed starting trays. Flowers That Go With Geraniums in Borders, How to Transplant Garden Mums From Pots Into the Ground, Gardening Know How: Caring for Petunias in Pots. Thanks! They are fantastic landscape plants and are great in large containers, where they function as both fillers and spillers. Thank you for sharing your wellfount of wisdom, experience and humor. Petunias are one of my favorite flowers, but I never thought to grow them indoors overwinter. I haven’t had much luck with trying this. You captured my attention with your wonderful post about violets. I’m on it. This is the post that keeps on giving! Every winter I bring one to two of my roses indoors and stuff as many plants as I can around the base ( I use really large pots). Bring containers into covered spaces such as garages or sunrooms. Then this spring I cut those plants way back and planted them up in a new summer home and they have continued to bloom and delight all summer. I have begun collecting seeds (what a sticky project), however, your directions for cuttings will be much easier for both of us. (Pretty Much Picasso) I was propagating it to get more of it, save money and add to my outdoor garden. Then press firmly around the stem, so that soil and cutting make good contact. Thank you again for the tip! Embarrassed to say I have a splendidly little petunia that has been indoors all summer, dead leaves and all. If you want to keep these petunias looking beautiful, you should deadhead them more often. Thanks. Temperature Range for Geraniums See more ideas about plants, petunias, vista. Never thought to take petunias in because they’re always sold as “annuals”, which they aren’t!! Then do what I do each August, and propagate your plants. I reduce the food to one 1/4 teaspoon for window subjects. Both geraniums and petunias prefer a soil slightly on the acidic side, but your ericaceous may be a little to acid for them, hard to say until you see the results. Thank you for sharing. Love seeing the cheerful flowers in the dead of winter. A: Geranium (Pelargonium ‘Pink Happy Thought’) — 2. This is almost up there with making your own boxwood hedges! (The purple ones). I’ve been looking at some LED’s fixtures that look like regular florescent lights and am wondering how they would work. Knowing it took a lot of leaves I suggested they buy a couple of plants. Now I will! This really gives me ‘inscentive’ to clean up my computer room which has a southern facing window…I will make it ready for a wonderful winter of petunias and some of the other flowers mentioned above….thank you, Kevin….I will love this room more now! This is a great idea! Have you tried this in reverse, so to speak–took cuttings from the indoor plants for summer? Many thanks for all you do….. Now grab a perfectly clean, 6-inch-diameter clay pot. Any chance that you would be willing to share a few flowers? And upstate NY too, my dad was from Rochester and summered every year near Lake Champlain. Thanks! Kevin, Thanks for sharing. Otherwise, the cutting will focus its energy on flowering and seed-ripening — not growing roots. Thanks! It too is doing well. © Copyright 2020 Hearst Communications, Inc. If I can get some of my wild sun coleus to root, I’ll put them in the same pot. Now gently water the cuttings, until excess drips through the drainage hole. A commercial peat-moss and perlite blend will work well. And Now another plant to add to my indoor garden . You don't necessarily have to rely on flowers when thinking up stunning annual plant combinations. … It’s been such fun to watch him play with this ball as he doesn’t play with any other toys I buy. I am going to bring it in for the winter and try to give it a bit of extra love after the harsh start it has had! I used to as well, I now use nylon screening and nothing but water leaves my pots. Also, Kevin, do you know anything about saving my fuchsia for winter? (Another great idea, thanks.). Also, where do you get your glass shelves. (((: Thanks Kevin! or geraniums (Pelargonium spp.) The petunia works well with a host of flowering plants as well as around herbs and vegetables. Thank you! Thank you, gonna try this this fall, you’re the greatest. When they start blooming mid-winter, I’ll take them into the assisted living center near me. Hi Kevin. I might have to incorporated that in my basement redo. I’m envisioning a sunroom full of petunias to get me through a long, dull February. Now another 3 show powdery mildew. Super deluxe tutorial! Half-hardy annuals, including petunias (Petunia spp.) I have tried bringing in petunias, impatiens – messy, geraniums but never started them from cuttings. Have fun propagating your petunias! I will be following your instructions meticulously. Could I also do this with impatiens or wax begonias? Well. What a wonderful idea to keep these gorgeous blooms around! Otherwise, I will check this post. I have geraniums, petunias & calibrachoa and am excited about trying this with all 3! As a professional writer she has researched, interviewed sources and written about home improvement, interior design and related business trends. Thank you! How can I treat them/avoid it? Thanks for the tutorials~terrific info. Take a cutting, and lower it into a hole, right up to its lower leaves. Thank you, Kevin. Also, the only nice light I have is in my studio. Thank you so much. Flowers to Plant With Petunias. My new house has a large bay window in the living room that faces north and a large picture window that faces east. , Hmmmmmmm, I wonder if that would work with my fan flower . I have two questions about petunias. Janet. As always, an angel rings a bell whenever someone posts on this site. Then remove all leaves from the lower half of the stem. I have some lovely Black Velvet petunias that I may try this with. Thanks, Kevin. Buy once and grow indefinitely through cuttings. Love your posts. For a petunia which has matured outdoors is bound to fail when it is introduced to the less-than-ideal conditions of the average home. But I live in Colorado, Black Forest to be exact, at 7500 ft elevation and we get first frost last week of Sept or first week of Oct. Not only are u a great cook but an awesome plant manipulator. Click here for details. I’m off to find some clippings. For those of us who don’t currently have petunias, they are ridiculously cheap at most garden centers….so this is worth a try! Bobble-head that I am, I forgot to take a picture of this next step: Fill the pot with damp, soil-less potting mix. Your directions with photos are the best! I really enjoyed your tips and photos on how to take Petunia cuttings. This is a fabulous idea. Plants under lights require more food and water than their window-grown colleagues. (we are on solar electricity and need to be mindful of our electric usage in the winter months) What say you? What a positively pleasant site to look at in the dead of winter! I have a tiny Japanese Garden, and also grow – bromeliads in containers (neoregelia variety) for year round colour. They are sitting in a window facing west. COPYRIGHT © 2009 - 2019 | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | KEVIN LEE JACOBS. I never thought of Petunia cuttings for the house. I have a tip to share, that I heard about Geraniums. They didn’t die. When the summer days are beginning to shorten and winter threatening around the corner, this almost makes winter bearable. [.] I wasn’t sure petunias would do well inside, but I am happy to have found your website! Hi Naomi – Speaking from experience, wax begonias and impatiens make terrific wintertime houseplants. I kept it moist and misted almost every day, and it still died . 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