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How far apart do most of you space your impations?

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Tura
Joined: 9/20/2007
Location: California
Posts: 37
Posted: Jun/26/2008 3:07 PM PST

I have a 14 ft area i want to plant impatiens in. I was thinking of buying 4 six packs. You think this is enough? Unless i plants them closer than 5 six packs. thanks Tura
witt blog photos
Joined: 3/28/2008
Location: Lancaster, SC
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Posted: Jun/27/2008 4:57 AM PST

I think that the rule of thumb is 6-8 inches apart, but mine always get too happy and grow large. Then they are all over each other. I guess it depends on how well they grow in the spot.
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Joined: 8/28/2004
Location: Upstate New York
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Posted: Jul/05/2008 5:00 PM PST

I'm a big fan of masses of plants/blooms, so I dig deep, so roots can penetrate easily, and I put plants a bit closer together than is recommended. If your soil is REALLY rich, then they are likely to get very full, and you may not have to plant them closer together.
marygold
Joined: 5/30/2002
Location: northern minnesota
Posts: 64
Posted: Jul/28/2008 8:08 PM PST

A little late for a reply but maybe for next year...these are planted about 3 inches apart, staggered

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Joined: 5/28/2008
Location: Manchester, MA
Posts: 64
Posted: Aug/01/2008 4:22 AM PST

Mom and I just reading this thread and enjoying the beautiful photo. Wanted to add that when we planted, we staggered the plants for a fuller look.
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