Do Mexican petunias bloom all year?

Do Mexican petunias die in winter?

The foliage tolerates a light frost. But in most areas, the plants die back to the ground each winter and enter dormancy. Reliably hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 through 11, dwarf Mexican petunias may withstand USDA zone 7 with extra winter protection.

Do Mexican petunias bloom in winter?

How to Winterize Mexican Petunia. Overwintering Mexican petunia is very easy, though they are perennial plants they do not produce flowers in the winter and like to go dormant.

What do you do with Mexican petunias in the winter?

You can cut them back and mulch — if they are an eyesore — or let them be. They are pretty tough, will take wet or dry, full sun and shade.

Do Mexican petunias come back each year?

Answer: Mexican petunia is considered an herbaceous perennial, which means it freezes to the ground if it gets too cold and grows back from the base. It is summer flowering so the flowers develop on new growth.

Why are Mexican petunias bad?

The Mexican petunia has been credited with “altering native plant communities by displacing native species, changing community structures or ecological functions, or hybridizing with natives” according to the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council in 2011.

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Should I cut back my Mexican petunia?

Pruning Mexican Petunia

In general, the only pruning a Mexican petunia requires is an annual pruning in late winter or early spring to remove damaged, weak or otherwise undesirable stems back to the base of the plant. Cutting back spent flower stalks during the blooming period helps maintain a neat appearance.

Do petunias flower all year?

Modern petunias are remarkably tough plants their flowers are weather resistant and in mild climates many will flower year-round.

Is a Mexican petunia a perennial?

Mexican-petunia is a perennial in zones 8 to 11 that stands up to 3 feet in height. Stems are green or purple and leaves are dark green, oppositely arranged and lance-shaped, roughly 6 to 12 inches long and ½ to ¾ inches wide. Veins are prominent on the underside of the leaf. Leaf margins are can be smooth or wavy.