Return to the Impatiens Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Leggy impatiens in a strawberry pot

Posted by bergie42 (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 18, 06 at 15:20

I have been looking for a second strawberry pot because I always plant the one I have with impatiens and thought I'd like to do another. I just found one, but the impatiens I bought are quite leggy. My question is...is it OK to bury a large part of the stem in the dirt in the pot so that just the flowers stick out or would it be better to plant as is and prune them back?

It would seem to me that those stems would rot if they were pulled into the pot and buried. And, if I prune them, there might be nothing left except stems! A dilemma! Anyone have an opinion?

By the way, the deer just got an entire whiskey barrel full of impatiens!!!! It's a bit too early to have that happen! Ah, the joys of living in the north woods!


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Leggy impatiens in a strawberry pot

I have the same problem with my impatiens, bergie42! I want to trim them back, but if I do, I will be left with a huge pot of stems since all the flowers are at the top of the leggy plants.


 o
RE: Leggy impatiens in a strawberry pot

Pinch back! And give em a good shot of water soluble fertil;izer and they will rebound quickly!


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Impatiens Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here