The impatiens in my waterfall were done - got a touch of frost last week - so I pulled them out today. The size of these stalks is amazing - they really like being in the water. I filled a 50 gallon yard waste bin from 5 plants.
I grow them bare roots as well, I'm glad I don't have your problem with losing waterI've grown them in my waterfall a couple of times, and their growth is astounding (just pull them from their original pot, rinse off the soil and tuck their roots up under the rocks). But my problem every time is the roots of the impatiens growing far back into the nooks and crannies of the stacked-rock waterfall (loose flagstone with a slight tilt toward the pond) and wicking water away from the pond. I've noticed once the plants really get going by mid-summer, the water level in the pond has to be raised every day. The rare plant that I wish grew a tad slower...
It is! I "planted" it by sticking it in between two rocks, root end in the water. It was just a three or four leaf fan when I got it. Didn't take long for it to take off. I've divided it three or four times already - and by "divide" I mean attack it with a spade and hope to emerge the victor! Irises can really get out of hand if you aren't careful.Is it growing in water?
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