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

    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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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.


    Bookmark   July 9, 2013 at 10:44PM
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That's another side Kay I hadn't thought of. Thanks all!

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 1:32PM
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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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