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spots of flowers, too much sun?

Posted by cqphung 4 (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 22, 06 at 21:11

Why are my flowers looking like this? too much sun and not enough shade? Not all of them have spots. I have them on the side of the house that gets shade for most of the day but they get sun around 3-4PM. Is the sun too strong at that time for them? I would appreciate any advice on this. This is my first year planting impatians. Thanks!

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RE: spots of flowers, too much sun?

I'm growing some impatiens in full sun without any spots, and our temps hit 90 degrees today, so I can't say if it's the direct sun in the late afternoon or not in your zone. However, the darker colors (both reds and burgundy) I have can sometimes get these water spots (as if they've been hit with bleach) if I water them while the sun is beating down on them. Has anything been applied near them lately- fertilizer/insecticide/fungicide/weed killer overspray?

RE: spots of flowers, too much sun?

nope, no fertilizers or anything. it happens to the lighter colored flowers too. Not all the flowers are affected by this "bleaching" effect either.

RE: spots of flowers, too much sun?

The damage looks to be water related this happens with me as well. I think once they grow up a bit they should do better.

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