The Q&A Archives: Rotation of impatien plantings

Question: Is it true that you should not plant impatiens in the same location year after year? I was told that you should choose a different flower after two years of planting impatients in the same location. Tim Preece Canton, OH

Answer: I haven't heard that rotation is essential for impatiens, but in general it is a good idea. After a few years, disease organisms such as wilt, can build up in the soil and ruin your plantings. So, eventhough I don't know of impatiens haveing a problembeing planted in the same place each year, I'd still rotate it with other plants.

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