CarolM
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New Zealand impatiens

Hello...any way I can bring my New Zealand impatiens inside for the Winter? Supposed to be an annual, but seems possible I could baby it all winter.

Zone #5

Thank you....

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Kisal
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There is a past discussion about keeping impatiens as houseplants:

https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18764&sid=99d79b01979a940d71ec6444d9712d45

I would add that you'll have to make sure to keep all the spent flowers picked off, so they don't inadvertently set seed ... although indoors in the winter, setting seed would be difficult, I think. If they were to set seed, though, the plants would die.
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