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How to Grow Impatiens

Impatiens Germination Information

Impatiens is the botanical name for Impatiens
Impatiens Seed Germination How to Sow Impatiens:
  • Sow indoors at 70-75° with NO cover as light aids in germination
  • For growing indoors, sow seeds at any time
  • For planting outside, sow seeds 12 weeks before last frost but It is not recommended to sow seeds outdoors
  • Expect germination in 15-20 days
  • If sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Impatiens:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Plant out 12-15 inches apart in an acidic, rich, moist, well-drained soil in full to partial shade

Soil: Fertilize regularly

Temperature: Grow on at 65-75° days and 62-65° nights. Impatiens are very temperature sensitive: above 85° will cause plants to stretch, while below 60° will delay flowering and slow growth, and below 55° will cause chill injury

Indoor planting: Site in full sun or bright light in a rich soil. remove dead flowers and leaves to tidy plants, pinch growth to increase branching and promote a tight habit, and do not allow plants to dry out

Appearance and Use:

With its vigorous habit and prolific flower display from summer to frost, it is used in borders, in bedding and edging situations, in planters and hanging baskets, and as a houseplant. Habit is rounded from 6-30 inches high and wide, with green leaves from 11/2-4 inches long. The open-faced flowers are 1-2 inches in diameter, single or double in petal arrangement, and in colors of white, pink, orange, salmon, red, and lavender. Flower colors may be solid or bicolor


About Impatiens:
Pronunciation:  im-pa’shenz wal-er’e-a’nå
Lifecycle:  Annual
Origination: Balsaminacea; native to east Africa
Common Name: Impatiens