Impatiens In Dense Shade - Knowledgebase Question

Name: william christopher
Knightstown, IN
Question by christopher_386
October 12, 2000
Which impatiens types would you suggest for dense shade,under a large maple tree,ect.?? thank you


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Answer from NGA
October 12, 2000

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In my experience, all types of impatiens do well in deep shade. They will not do well however planted in the ground in competition with a large maple tree. The trees roots rob the soil of moisture and nutrients and the canopy shields the soil from rain. For this reason, I would suggest using large containers such as half barrels filled with the impatiens to provide ample color in that type of location.

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