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New Guinea Impatiens flowers fading fast

Posted by valeriej1 MA (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 19, 14 at 18:59

Hi all,
I planted my NGI in a bed back in May. It took a while for the flowers to bloom (about a month) but once they did they looked great. However, the flowers didn't last long. (Can someone tell me how long an individual flower typically stays in bloom).

I thought maybe it was normal for the flowers to die and would be replaced with new ones. But new ones don't seem to be replacing them. And many of the existing blooms seem to be developing spots and little holes.

The leaves have been fine all along. They look strong and healthy.

Am I expecting too much or does there appear to be a problem with my plants?

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RE: New Guinea Impatiens flowers fading fast

Individual flowers last 2-3 days but as you say are usually quickly replaced. If the plant stops flowering it is usually a sign that it is stressed in some way. In the summer heat NGI really do need a lot of water and every day. Some liquid feed may help. The ones in the pic look pretty good to me ....Good luck. Ian.

RE: New Guinea Impatiens flowers fading fast

Thank you for your response. I will try watering every day and see if that improves things. I had been doing every other day or every 3.

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