Impatiens walleriana

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Daisy

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Impatiens walleriana
« on: February 26, 2013, 06:47:46 AM »
I have never had impatiens as perennials before.
Mine have come through the winter, but the plants are now looking yellow with sparse foliage.
Do I trim them back and give them a feed, or are they better pulled out?
Thanks Daisy :)
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Trevor Australis

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Re: Impatiens walleriana
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2013, 07:12:30 AM »
I've never grown I. walleriana but once any danger of frost is past I'd cut it by 3/4 and feed it and see what happens. Is it one of the succulent stemmed impatiens? Maybe sub-Tropical in origin? Perhaps take cuttings as a precaution. Did it set any seeds? tn
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Daisy

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Re: Impatiens walleriana
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2013, 07:40:31 AM »


Trevor this is my impatiens last summer.
I have just been out to look at them, no seeds, but they still have one or two flowers on.
I could try some stem cuttings, but I don't know if that would work at this time of year.
Daisy :)
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Fleur Pavlidis

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Re: Impatiens walleriana
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2013, 08:17:28 AM »
I'm confused, isn't this your Catharanthus roseus, Daisy?
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Trevor Australis

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Re: Impatiens walleriana
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2013, 09:25:42 AM »
It is most certainly sold as Impatiens here tho' I didn't recognise the specific name as there are dozens of cultivars sold here.It is easy from stem cuttings. It will even root without trouble in a glass of water in a sunny window sill. Transplant into an open soil mix when warmer weather arrives and it should be fine. tn
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Daisy

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Re: Impatiens walleriana
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2013, 05:59:50 AM »


This is my Caranthus rosea Fleur. It has much shinier leaves.
Although at the moment, it is looking very bedraggled and wintry.
Daisy :)
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Fleur Pavlidis

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Re: Impatiens walleriana
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2013, 08:50:01 AM »
Ah-ha. Now that I look closer I think I prefer it, don't you?
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