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Why are the tops of some of my impatiens limp with burnt leaves?
Some of my impatiens in one particular area are getting stragly, the top leaves are burnt and the tips are limp; others very near them are doing just great. All are in a sunny area and get the same amount of water. Same thing happened last year. Live in Walnut/Diamond Bar, Southern California. Reason? help!!
Most varieties of impatiens grow best in shade. There are a few newer hybrid types (Sunpatiens) that are adapted to shade. I suspect that the impatiens that have burnt leaves and limp stem tips are simply not adapted to full sun. These are typical symptoms of too much sun for impatiens. The ones which show no symptoms may be some of the sun-tolerant types.