Will impatiens survive in acidic soil?

Jamilyian(z9 CA)August 8, 2005

I am looking for an appropriate flower to plant at the base of a camellia container. I want something to spruce up that corner of my balcony when the camellia is not in season. I love impatients because they just flower, flower, flower all year long but I am wondering if they can withstand the acidic soil that camelias require? Thoughts?


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MrImpatiens(Zone 9 CA)

They do very well with Camellias.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2005 at 11:22PM
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Jamilyian(z9 CA)

Thanx MrImpatiens!

    Bookmark   August 9, 2005 at 4:20PM
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Jamie- we have a glut of acid soil in my zone, and I've even planted them without supplementing the soil and they still thrive. Clay, acid, sun, rain, shade, heat- I love this plant more than any other. The only thing I watch for is lack of water or they wilt. Other than that if I could only grow one flower, this would be the one.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2005 at 4:02PM
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