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How do you start impatiens seeds?

Are impatiens difficult to grow from seed?

Impatiens are moderately difficult to grow from seed, but a little TLC will give satisfying results. Impatiens require a warm soil and light to germinate. A soil temperature (not room temperature) of 75 degrees F is perfect.

How do you germinate impatiens seeds?

Impatiens seeds should germinate in 14 to 21 days. Remove the glass or plastic covering as soon as germination occurs. Transplant the seedlings into plastic cell packs, peat pots, or other containers within 7 to 10 days of germination. Then place the seedlings in a sunny, south window or under fluorescent lights.

How long does it take impatiens to sprout?

Impatiens is a slow-growing plant, and you’ll need to start the seedlings about three months before your last spring frost. Impatiens seed germination can take up to 21 days, with most of the sprouting happening within the first two weeks.

Can you start impatiens indoors?

How to Sow Impatiens: Sow indoors at 70-75° with NO cover as light aids in germination. For growing indoors, sow seeds at any time. For planting outside, sow seeds 12 weeks before last frost but It is not recommended to sow seeds outdoors.

Can you direct sow impatiens?

It’s not wise to direct sow impatiens seeds; they need coddling as seedlings. Gardening Know How recommends beginning the process in trays at least three months before the last spring frost in your location.

How do you make impatiens grow faster?

Ensuring Blooms and Form

Impatiens are one of those plants that benefit from “pinching,” or pruning off spent blooms as well as stems. Pinching back stems encourages branching growth that makes the plants more bushy, while also promoting the development of new buds and flowers.

How do you grow Busy Lizzie from seed?

Sow Busy Lizzie seed from February to April on the surface of a good seed compost, and cover with a light sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator at a temperature of 21-24C (70-75F) or seal the seed tray inside a polythene bag until after germination, which usually takes 14- 21 days.

Can you grow New Guinea impatiens from seed?

New Guinea impatiens in the Java, Divine and Spectra series can be grown from seed. The varieties Sweet Sue and Tango also produce viable seed for plant propagation. New Guinea impatiens cannot tolerate any frost or chilly night temperatures.

When should I start growing geranium seeds indoors?

Geranium seeds should be sown in early to mid-February to produce flowering plants for spring. Flowering occurs approximately 13 to 15 weeks after sowing.

Can impatiens be propagated?

Most of impatiens plants are propagated by cuttings. Choose a non-flowering stem on the impatiens with at least two leaf nodes and make a cut just below a node. Generally, impatiens stem cuttings are anywhere from 3 to 6 inches (8-15 cm.) in length.

Do impatiens reseed?

Impatiens often reseed in the garden, but the seedlings will gradually revert to producing tall plants with a mix of colors unlike those originally planted. Old-Fashioned Impatiens range in height from 8 inches to 2 feet tall, depending on the cultivar.

When can I transplant impatiens seedlings?

Plant impatiens transplants after the last spring frost. See your local frost dates. Impatiens prefer humus-rich, moist, and well-drained soil. Make sure the plants have some shelter from the wind.

How big should seedlings be before transplanting?

about 2-3 inches high

As noted above, make sure that your seedling is about 2-3 inches high before transplanting. We also recommend transplanting a seedling after its two “true leaves” first come out. True leaves are the leaves that grow after the initial seed’s cotyledon leaves come out. Not all plants have prominent cotyledon leaves.

Do impatiens like sun or shade?

partial shade

Impatiens perform best in moist, well-drained soils in partial shade. Sites that receive 2 to 4 hours of filtered sun during the day or morning sun and afternoon shade are usually ideal. Impatiens can also be grown in heavy shade. However, plants will be taller and bloom less profusely in heavily shaded locations.

How do you grow impatiens in pots?


  1. This is the best and easiest way to grow these plants.
  2. Fill the pot with a good quality potting mix.
  3. Make a hole in the soil and place the seedling—Pat soil around the roots.
  4. Water the plants well and do not let the soil go completely dry.
  5. Keep the pot at a shady location.

What is the best potting soil for impatiens?

Look for a potting mixture containing a combination of substances such as peat, compost, perlite or vermiculite. Any container is appropriate if it has a drainage hole in the bottom.

Where do impatiens grow best?

Standard impatiens are one of the few flowering plants that grow best in full shade conditions, while New Guinea impatiens typically fare better in partial sun. Grow impatiens in fertile, well-drained soil. Impatiens need lots of water, so it’s important your soil provides sufficient drainage.