New Guinea Impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Zone 56082 | added on May 22, 2016 | Answered

Can they grow successfully in a shallow planter with soil only about 4" deep?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 24, 2016

4 inches is very shallow. I would suggest that the minimum depth of 6 inches would work, but 8 to 12'' would give the plants a much better planting depth.

The more shallow the container, the more often you will need to check watering, and if the plant becomes quite root bound the plant may not be at it's best.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
New Guinea Impatiens
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More