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Questions About Sunpatiens

Asked by
Anonymous on
June 19, 2016

Q. Sunpatiens perennials

Are Sunpatiens perennials and will they grow in the shade?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 20, 2016
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Sunpatiens are perennials in zones 10-15. All other zones they are grown as annuals.
You may plant your Sunpatiens in shade or sun.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 10, 2017

Q. Getting more blooms on Sunpatiens

I have a pot of Sunpatiens that have tons of leaves but no blooms. i used potting soil with fertilizer in it so I don’t know if I should fertilize.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 11, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

If you potting mix had a slow release fertilizer, that should be enough fertilizer for your plants.
To much nitrogen will actually inhibit flowering.

Make sure the soil is evenly moist.

You can add a small amount of Phosphorous to encourage blooming. Bone Meal will work for this.

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Answered by
ellie13232 on
June 12, 2017
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The fertilizer that comes in potting soil usually isn't very high in Phosphorus or Potash which is what the plant needs to encourage new flower development. Look for a fertilizer that is safe for potted plants and that is higher in Phosphorous and Potash than Nitrogen. When looking at the label look for a fertilizer that has higher 2nd and 3rd numbers than the first. The first number is your nitrogen and is used predominantly for foliar development.I think Miracle Gro makes a flower fertilizer or look for something like Super Bloom which is a water soluble fertilizer. Feed according to label instructions preferably early in the morning and make sure the plant isn't dry at the time of fertilization to assure you will not burn the plant. I usually water the day before I feed my plants and then water after the application of the fertilizer to water it into the root zone.

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Asked by
BobL on
July 2, 2017

Q. Sunpatiens

My red sun patients get white edges almost like bleaching. What can I do to avoid this.
They get intense sun for a couple of hours in the afternoon

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 6, 2017
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