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Leggy impatiens

Posted by mboston 9(fl) (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 19, 05 at 10:34

Mine have been planted since early March and some are over a year and a half old. Anyway, they are getting tall and leggy, losing the lower leaves, too. If the stems are firm, can I cut them back now and expect new growth from the bottom to come out? I have done this before, sometimes with success and sometimes only to lose the entire plant. I think part of the problem is periods of too much rain then periods of no rain. I am located in Central Florida.

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RE: Leggy impatiens

Yes cutting them back will help make them bushy again. Some times when the plants are too old they will die. This has happened to me many times.

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