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Question by  Grace24 (18)

How should I prune impatiens?


Answer by  Serafinah (232)

Impatients don't need to be pruned as you would do with a mum, for instance. They DO require a LOT of water though. You can always pick of the dead blooms, and you can snap off stems if you want them contained better, as they do multiply and spread out a great deal.


Answer by  Didi65 (60)

Pruning impatiens is really very simple. I like to prune my impatiens very late in the afternoon so that the they have the time to "recover" without the sun beating down on them all day. I use a small hand held hedge pruner that gives a very nice finished look to the plants.


Answer by  Ginny (2251)

When the stems get too leggy, you can cut or pinch them back to three or four inches. Prune stems above a node in each branch. If kept in deep shade, they will be more leggy than those planted in a slightly sunnier location. After pruning you will lose blooms but they will return with the new branches.


Answer by  TwoToneDodge (2204)

Late into the winter season is the perfect time to prune Impatiens. By only removing the tips you should find them growing strong. You can keep these trimmings and use them to grow more by placing them in soft soil. cuttings can also be done in early spring or autum.

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