New Guinea Impatiens-winter care???

blushinglily(z7SC)November 19, 2005

I bought my impatiens in the spring...they were a brilliant red and had blooms until late Oct.. I have them in huge, heavy clay pots on my porch. Last wk. we had our 1st frost & I covered them with sheets & they survived. I forgot to cover them the other night, & it got down to 27. The pots are really too heavy to move. Does anyone know if I should attempt to bring them in, or if they'll just die down & come back in the spring?

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MrImpatiens(Zone 9 CA)

They will die if you dont move them to a warmer area. These are tender plants and will not come back in the spring. But the good thing is you can always buy new ones.In the plant trade these are really big money makers (were talking billions) so you shouldnt worry about not finding fresh ones next season.

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