Overwintering

LeighAnn(Zone 5 - PA)September 26, 2004

We have several impatiens plants that came up this summer from seeds that fell from our windowboxes during summer '03. Is it possible to dig up some of the larger plants and bring inside for winter? I have seen other posts about taking cuttings, but I wanted to know about actually digging up the entire plant. Thanks.

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Peter60(Yorkshire UK)

If they are perennial Impatiens I see no reason why you should not carry them over winter indoors. Crock the pots well for good drainage, pot them up with as much root on as possible using the soil they are growing in and keep in a cool, light and frost-free place. Give little water after the initial watering in after potting up.

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    Bookmark   September 27, 2004 at 5:18AM
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Ralph Whisnant(z7b-8 NC)

I have been selecting bi-colored impatiens seedlings for several years and bringing them inside. If your soil is clay or otherwise does not drain well, you may want to use a commercial potting soil. If they are in a low light location, minimal water and a cool (not cold) environment is best. If the colors are really special, I would also root some cuttings to increase the odds of some surviving.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2004 at 11:46PM
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