The closer impatiens plants are, the taller they will grow, so space accordingly (impatiens plants can grown anywhere between 6 and 30 inches tall). For flower beds, plant 8 to 12 inches apart so the plants will stay low to the ground. via
Can you plant impatiens close together?
You can plant impatiens flowers quite close to one another, 2 to 4 inches (5-10 cm.) apart if you like. The closer they are planted together, the faster the plants will grow together to form a bank of lovely impatiens flowers. via
Do impatiens spread?
You can help impatiens plants spread by planting them about 12 inches from each another. The wide spacing gives the impatiens a chance to mound laterally, across topsoil, with their shallow roots. If you plant impatiens in dense configurations, they will grow upward and produce no spreading appearance. via
How far apart do you plant impatiens in pots?
How long do impatiens take to spread?
Impatiens seeds should germinate in 14 to 21 days. Remove the glass or plastic covering as soon as germination occurs. Transplant the seedlings into plastic cell packs, peat pots, or other containers within 7 to 10 days of germination. Then place the seedlings in a sunny, south window or under fluorescent lights. via
Where is the best place to plant impatiens?
Impatiens perform best in moist, well-drained soils in partial shade. Sites that receive 2 to 4 hours of filtered sun during the day or morning sun and afternoon shade are usually ideal. Impatiens can also be grown in heavy shade. However, plants will be taller and bloom less profusely in heavily shaded locations. via
What is the best fertilizer for impatiens?
Mix a general fertilizer, with a rating of 10-10-10 to 13-13-13, into the garden soil or potting soil. For impatiens in the garden, make additional applications every six to eight weeks. For plants growing in containers, apply fertilizer every two weeks. via
How do you make impatiens bushy?
Impatiens are one of those plants that benefit from "pinching," or pruning off spent blooms as well as stems. Pinching back stems encourages branching growth that makes the plants more bushy, while also promoting the development of new buds and flowers. via
Do impatiens bloom all summer?
Impatiens plants are great bedding and container flowers that ought to bloom reliably all summer long. They're an old standby for bright, full color. That's why it can be especially frustrating if your plants stop blooming or never even start. via
Do impatiens like sun or shade?
They thrive in part shade and will do well in full sun if they receive frequent watering during dry hot periods. A few hours (two to three) of direct sun is OK but not the 8-plus hours usually designated as full sun. via
Do impatiens grow fast?
These most popular of annuals begin blooming almost as soon as you plant them and never let up. Pots of white impatiens set in a shady corner brighten it with hundreds of blooms. To beginning gardeners, planting impatiens can be a great confidence builder. via
Will impatiens grow in full shade?
Standard impatiens are easy to grow and are generally smaller than New Guineas. They prefer shady areas and become carpeted mounds of color. They can become leggy over the summer, so it is good to pinch or scissor them back and they will flush back up again in a week or two. via
When should I plant impatiens?
When to plant:
Set out transplants in early spring or sow seed indoors 8 to 10 weeks before your last frost date. They are very sensitive to cold temperatures, so be sure the threat of frost has passed and the soil has warmed up before planting impatiens in the ground. via
Do impatiens have shallow roots?
Impatiens' shallow roots serve them well, since their versatility in the garden makes them perfect for both large, outdoor plantings and small container cultivation. Container planting also allows you to bring your flowers indoors if a frost threat occurs. via
Do impatiens reseed themselves?
Impatiens plants thrive in pots, window boxes, hanging baskets and in the ground and are the only annual that blooms vigorously in the shade. They are easy to transplant (with a ball of soil), often reseed themselves and have a tendency to form a rounded mound as they grow, so they always have a tidy look. via
How often should I water impatiens?
Impatiens plant irrigation should be consistent but need not be daily during comfortable temperatures in late spring and summer. When temperatures are in the high 80's or 90s, it is more likely these flowers require watering every day. Mulch helps retain moisture so you may not have to water as often. via