The Q&A Archives: slow growing impatients

Question: My impatient, which are in morning sun and afternoon shade, are staying very short. I usually get much more height to them . Any reason?

Answer: Impatiens grow best in cool, moist soils. If yours have stopped growing it is probably weather related. You can encourage more growth if you pinch out the tips of the stems. I just use scissors to cut a half inch off the tops of the plants. They usually respond by sending up new stems. Try this on part of one of your plants to see if it makes a difference in the growth. Hope it does!

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