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Will impatiens survive in acidic soil?

Posted by Jamilyian z9 CA (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 8, 05 at 1:58

I am looking for an appropriate flower to plant at the base of a camellia container. I want something to spruce up that corner of my balcony when the camellia is not in season. I love impatients because they just flower, flower, flower all year long but I am wondering if they can withstand the acidic soil that camelias require? Thoughts?

Jamie


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RE: Will impatiens survive in acidic soil?

They do very well with Camellias.


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RE: Will impatiens survive in acidic soil?

Thanx MrImpatiens!


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RE: Will impatiens survive in acidic soil?

Jamie- we have a glut of acid soil in my zone, and I've even planted them without supplementing the soil and they still thrive. Clay, acid, sun, rain, shade, heat- I love this plant more than any other. The only thing I watch for is lack of water or they wilt. Other than that if I could only grow one flower, this would be the one.
-Nan


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