sick Impatiens - Knowledgebase Question

Fairhope, AL
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Question by AuntAli0818
May 2, 2007
My impatiens used to be bright pink and had healthy leaves. Even though they are in the shade, the flowers have turned pale pink and the leaves are a yellowish color and the plants look as if they are shriveling up. What am I doing wrong? I fertilized them and they still look sick.

Answer from NGA
May 2, 2007

I am sorry for this delayed reply to your gardening question. The spring rush has brought a deluge of questions and we are working hard to catch up!

It is either due to dry soil conditions or a root problem such as nematodes. I suggest you dig up a plant or two with some roots and soil attached and take it to your County Extension Office for a diagnosis for nematodes.

Thanks for the question. Best wishes for a wonderful gardening season. Please stop in again soon!

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