yellow leaves help

abergan(z4 ND)July 4, 2006

I have 2 pots of double flowering impatiens on my north facing front porch... they only get a little sun in the afternoon. I have a self watering container and fill it up and then let it go 2-3 days before watering again. I've read from previous posts that the yellow leaves are from overwatering, could this be the reason for the yellowing of my leaves? When I checked my plant today (after almost 4 days- was on vacation) it was dry and I usually try to keep it somewhat moist, since I've heard they like to stay moist. Am I doing something wrong? And is there anything to do to keep the plants from losing those leaves and new buds?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
MrImpatiens(Zone 9 CA)

Some people put perlite in the base of the pot and then the soil on top of that. The soil might be pulling up to much water. Impatiens like to be moist but not sopping wet, at least not these. Then again old leaves to yellow and fall off. And double flower are notorious for fall off before they bloom.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2006 at 9:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
don_slawn(6a Southern Ont)

my impatiens have yellow leaves and black spots. Can anyone tell me what causes this and how to prevent it?

    Bookmark   September 19, 2006 at 3:39PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Lighting advice
I have balsamina impatiens grown from seed that are...
makingcents
winter storage of I.flaniganae tuber?
Should tubers of this species be stored cool and dry...
rredbbeard
Volunteer Impatiens in zone 4
How low a zone can impatiens reseed? This year I have...
fieldofflowers
Impatiens...do they really do well in full sun?
I'm not sure if it was the variety of impatiens I purchased...
gwendolyn718
Busy lizzie
The most exotic busy lizzie in my collection.
DavidmGeary
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™