Re: [gardeners] Tuesday in the garden

George Shirley (
Tue, 06 Mar 2001 21:40:28 -0600

I live in zone 9b and they are proving to be perennial here too. At least as
long as I protect them on the odd winter, like this one just past, where we get
some light frosts. Since I plant them in large pots for display they can go in
the greenhouse when it cools off. I rather thought they would be perennial if
given the chance.


Annetta Green wrote:
> > Burpee sent the rose impatien seed to me today and they will go into a
> pot.
> > 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.
> Packet
> > 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
> bloom
> > well.
> George,
> 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