Anybody in Cal have New Guinia Impatiens live over winter?

stanofhJuly 7, 2013

I bought a nice understated New Guinea Impatiens in a gallon pot. Its been so many years since I tried one..they were all yellow with green stripes back when,that I cant go on that. I have had the common six pack Impatiens live for years- at least three so far on my front porch- even this winters freeze didn't kill them off.
So, are the NG plants perennials?

edit: I did find a soucalian who has one for five years now. Any bay areans? Or other soucal people?

This post was edited by stanofh on Sun, Jul 7, 13 at 16:09

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socalgal_gw Zone USDA 10b Sunset 24

I have not been able to keep mine alive over the winter, and I'm in Sunset zone 24!

    Bookmark   July 7, 2013 at 9:19PM
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stanofh

After posting..I should add (if it helps) that its one of the Super Sonic hybrids. A couple of sites say hardy to z9. But,that might be Florida z 9.
Socalgal,any Super Sonic trials?

    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 2:03PM
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kathi_mdgd

Mine survive over the winter,i'm in zone 9,s.ca along the coast.
Kath

    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 5:21PM
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socalgal_gw Zone USDA 10b Sunset 24

Mine are not supersonic. But if others can get New Guineas to survive in zone 9, maybe I just have bad luck or a poor spot.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 7:18PM
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onederw

I've had the plants themselves survive, but they're not the same. They're ugly and stumpy and don't bloom nearly as much as first year plants.

Kay

    Bookmark   July 9, 2013 at 10:44PM
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stanofh

That's another side Kay I hadn't thought of. Thanks all!

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 1:32PM
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PickledPink

I was able to keep a pot of them alive, also through freezing-I live in a canyon in the mountains with its own micro climate- and just like onderw said, they're alive and blooming but not nearly as pretty. Mine were actually kept over winter by accident- I totally forgot about them and left them untouched from Jan-Apr when I noticed new leaves. I find that a lot of my plants don't follow the zones up here :-)

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 5:58PM
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