Leggy impatiens

mboston_gwJuly 19, 2005

Mine have been planted since early March and some are over a year and a half old. Anyway, they are getting tall and leggy, losing the lower leaves, too. If the stems are firm, can I cut them back now and expect new growth from the bottom to come out? I have done this before, sometimes with success and sometimes only to lose the entire plant. I think part of the problem is periods of too much rain then periods of no rain. I am located in Central Florida.

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MrImpatiens(Zone 9 CA)

Yes cutting them back will help make them bushy again. Some times when the plants are too old they will die. This has happened to me many times.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2005 at 1:19AM
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