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How Deep to Plant Impatiens Seedser

How Deep to Plant Impatiens Seedser

How Deep to Plant Impatiens Seeds

Impatiens (Impatiens walleriana) are among the most popular annual flowers grown in the United States. The flexible nature of these flowers contributes to their widespread cultivation. Impatiens may be planted in soil beds, borders, planter boxes and hanging baskets. They will grow in shade, dappled light or morning sun. Impatiens are also a low-maintenance plant that require little else besides regular watering. Despite this ease of care, planting your impatiens properly is still an important step when hoping to grow healthy, attractive flowers.

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Young impatiens plants are widely available during the growing season, and growing impatiens from seed can be a slow process, so many gardeners choose to purchase transplants from nurseries. Transplants must be planted in the garden at the same depth that they are grown in the nursery container. Dig a hole equal in size to the ball of soil that contains the impatiens root ball. With the hole dug, slip the impatiens into place and fill any space in the hole with the native soil and tamp down gently. Space your impatiens plants 6 to 12 inches apart in the flower bed. The closer together that impatiens are planted, the taller they will grow in the flower bed. Planted farther apart, impatiens will assume a low, spreading habit suitable for flowe You can almost set your clock to it, but the time of the year just past - the time of the year thereafter - they are deadr borders.

Impatiens (Impatiens walleriana) are among the most popular annual flowers grown in the United States. The flexible nature of these flowers contributes to their widespread cultivation. Impatiens may be planted in soil beds, borders, planter boxes and hanging baskets. They will grow in shade, dappled light or morning sun. Impatiens are also a low-maintenance plant that require little else besides regular watering. Despite this ease of care, planting your impatiens properly is still an important step when hoping to grow healthy, attractive flowers. Impatiens are excellent plants for shady areas in the home landscape. Impatiens are ideal for flower beds, planters, and hanging baskets. Their versatility and adaptability to shade have made impatiens the most popular annual bedding plant in the United States. Impatiens are relatively easy to grow from seeds. However, they are slow growing. Home gardeners should sow seeds in early to mid-February to produce stocky transplants by spring. Suggested impatiens for Iowa include varieties in the Accent, Impact, and Super Elfin series. Plants in these series are compact and free flowering. Also, a wide range of colors are available in each series. (Source: hortnews.extension.iastate.edu)

 

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