Pinch your impatiens at the internodes. (function(){var g=this,h=function(b,d){var a=b.split(". My impatiens’ leaves are curling under. All of a sudden there are tons of little black balls on the concrete floor of the porch all around the ferns…. I’m disappointed … and my porch is now uneven with one pot nice and bright and the other just plain ugly. Be careful not to overwater. My friend gave it some plant vitamins still not helping. Hi Megan Avoid spraying or splashing water on the leaves and remove any dropped diseased leaves. INSV impatiens necrotic spot virus can cause white streaking and discoloration on both leaves and flowers. © Copyright 2020 Hearst Communications, Inc. Bright violet in color, including the centers. Is the plant wilted and doesn’t seem to perk up after watering? Hi! There are lots of ants running around all over them. It’s possible that the gray mold fungus(Botrytis) on the tomatoes has spread to the impatiens. Now its the day of the house warming party and I have no clue what to do. Never have had tomatoes in past years either. Seeds-sow indoors 10-12 wks before last frost date. It’s a good idea to discard the soil, clean the box with a 10% bleach solution and start fresh next year. Hi Brenda Is there anything that can be done? What am I doing wrong? see http://hortchat.com/info/thrips, Buds dry and drop HI Debi They help aerate the soil. Other than disease, small curly leaves can indicate some type of cultural stress, either too much water, too cold or too much sun. What can we do the the bed to insure a good crop next year? We have 5 small bushes planted in the bed and I find planted impatiens is the best flower to plant in between the bushes (Decent amount of open space between bushes). Since it is not officially Mother’s day, I am not really supposed to have seen this plant. I ended up throwing it away, but was it actually ok or was it dead? Hi Christina If I put down Preen on my flower beds a month ago and then planted impatiens. Feed your basket every two weeks with a balanced fertilizer to maintain the nutrients that wash away with watering. My hanging pots of impatients the flowers are blooming however the leaves are turning yellow and dropping off. If so what can I plant in a partially sunny southern facing spot where I want lots of color that my lizard won’t like to dine on? Leaves are shaped like fat tear drops, tapering to a point at the ends. Plant each individual plant separately. Hi Patrice On the other hand, too much nitrogen can cause excessive growth and little to no blooms. or so I have read and for which I was told nothing could be done?). They love impatiens and unfortunately can transmit viral disease (Tomato spotted wilt virus). How do we know when it is dead? Wilty impatiens If the plant is healthy as just has a few yellow leaves then it may need a light dose of fertilizer. If half the plant is suffering from root rot, can I save the rest..how? We just bougjt a house in southern California. It sound like your plant may have spider mites. Digitized options will be available for download, sold separately. Plant 6″ to 12″ apart in well-drained, rich organic soil. For stem rot use a fungicide drench. Sometimes the spots “punch out” leaving holes. Her published articles have appeared in various print and online publications. Hi Dave Can I plant Impatiens? Water when the top inch of soil is dry. Stem rot They get some sun In the morning and I make sure they don’t dry out to much. I took it in the house and place it under a light. What am I doing wrong? I don’t know the distance. eventually they just get so spindley and very little leaf growth I have to get rid of them. If the plant is healthy, one possibility may be watering/spraying the flowers during the hottest part of the day that can cause bleached white round spots on the flowers. 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