indoor/outdoor busy lizzie

QuestionsHow to growSummer BeddingFlowersindoor/outdoor busy lizzie
Caroline O\’Brien asked 12 years ago

Last year, I planted two outdoor impatiens(busy lizzie) plants inside as house plants, they grew fine. recently took 3 cuttings, they all grew. could i use these new plants for outdoor summer bedding for this year? Would they grow, should I aclimatise them first?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Busy lizzie can be grown as a pot plant or as a tender summer bedding plant, meaning that it can be planted out at the end of May after frosts have gone and it will be killed by frost in autumn unless taken indoors.

Cuttings can be taken at any time. The plants need to be hardened off before planting out by putting them outdoors by day for a week or so.