New Guinea Impatiens
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New Guinea impatiens

Zone Marion Ohio | Knthrush added on July 26, 2016 | Answered

I have planted my New Guinea impatiens in the same spot for several years with great success. This year I am getting no blooms just healthy looking green foliage. Why might they not be flowering?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 27, 2016

It could be due to excess Nitrogen. Too much Nitrogen or over fertilizing can give you nice lush plants, but inhibit flowering.
When fertilizing use a low Nitrogen formulation.
You can add some Phosphorous to encourage flowering, Bone Meal is a good way to do this.

Here are some links with more information.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/impatiens/new-guinea-impatiens.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/bone-meal-fertilizer.htm

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