Re: [gardeners] Tuesday in the garden

Annetta Green (
Tue, 6 Mar 2001 20:56:41 -0500

> Burpee sent the rose impatien seed to me today and they will go into a
> Thirty seeds for 4.95! Expensive but when you consider I can sell each
> individual plant for a buck at our April plant sale it's not too bad.
Folks down
> here go nuts over the rose impatiens and we're rather fond of them too.
> says annual but we have some over a year old out in the greenhouse so
we'll see
> if they really are. I like them because they can take full shade and still
> well.

Impatiens are perennial down this way.  They will continue to grow in
protected micro climates unless there is a really hard freeze.  After mild
winters I have taken the weed whacker to cut them back for more compact
spring bloom.  One neighbor of mine has the perfect front yard for them.  I
know he hasn't planted them since we moved here.  Most years he weed whacks
the entire yard, with a few small areas that reseed themselves.
Anne in FL
zone 9b, sunset 26