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If you’re looking for colorful flowers that bloom in the shade, consider impatiens! Here's how to grow and care for impatiens in the garden!

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What are impatiens?

Impatiens are a great shade garden plant that brings a bright pop of color to the darker corners of the flower bed.

When to plant

Impatiens do not like cold weather, so wait until the soil temperature reaches 60°F or more or until at least two weeks after your area's last average frost date before planting them.

Where to plant

You can enjoy season-long impatiens blossoms while they grow in the ground, in a container, or in a hanging basket.

How to plant impatiens

The easiest way to plant impatiens is to buy growing plants at a garden center. Starting from seed can take up to 10 weeks or more.

How to plant impatiens

Impatiens need moist but not soggy soil, so plant them in well-draining soil that retains moisture.

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Water impatiens plants frequently. Plants in the ground need less water than those in containers or hanging baskets.

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