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Question about blooms

Posted by kandco (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 8, 06 at 21:28

This may seem like a silly question, but what does the beginning of an impatien bloom look like? Is it small and brown...about 1/8" in diameter? I have an impatien plant that was producing many beautiful flowers and then it quit blooming during a hot and humid period. Because I am new to this plant, I'm not familiar with many aspects of how it grows and flowers. When it stopped blooming, I assumed the 1/8" brown seed like pods were dried up blooms and I would knock them off thinking they were dried up. Now I have stopped doing this and I have seen my first bloom in weeks. Any insight would be appreciated!

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RE: Question about blooms

It sounds like your plants are under heat stress. Impatiens dont really like heat that much. The buds look like little eggs with a tail and are basically green. Seed pods look like little footballs and explode when ripe. This is where they get their name, they seem impatient in dispersing their seeds.

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