Impatiens Plants
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impatiens over winter

Zone Maryland- slightly western MD, over 1st group of "mountains" | dls1107 added on September 16, 2015 | Answered

Should I cut back my impatiens in a pot? Can I keep indoors through winter? I was given a beautiful, but huge, impatiens in a hanging pot and it has bloomed several times over the summer. It has even grown bigger, though I did nothing but water it and turn it around occasionally. If I bring it indoors for the winter, will it continue to live so I can put it back out next summer, and if yes, should I cut it back (it's now about 2 ft across!)?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on September 18, 2015

In cold climates Impatiens are sold and grown as an annual. They will not winter over and return.

Sometimes gardeners will take cuttings to grow indoors in the winter for next spring.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/impatiens/growing-impatiens-flowers.htm

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