Impatiens? - Knowledgebase Question

Miami, Fl
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Question by bethleon2
November 7, 2010
How much water should I give my 2 impatiens? Also, it has been quite chilly in FL, so what do you think I should do to keep my plants from downfalling?

Answer from NGA
November 7, 2010
Impatiens are annuals and can tolerate temperatures down to about 38 degrees. As long as the air temperature remains above 38 degrees they should continue to grow and bloom for you. It's not really possible to protect them enough to keep the alive during the winter months. Even if you cover them to protect them from frost, the ground will still become cold and cold soil will stop their growth. I'd just enjoy them while they are able to perform with the intention of digging and replacing them with new plants next spring. Wish I had better news for you!

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