How to Grow

SunPatiens can’t be beat for easy care and non-stop color. Aside from regular watering, SunPatiens are virtually maintenance free. Plant them, step back and be delighted with the results!

Baskets and Containers

  • Plant in well-drained soil if you are re-potting into larger containers or baskets
  • Incorporate a slow release fertilizer at 1/2 the label rates into the soil (if the soil you are using does not already contain fertilizer)
  • An alternative way to fertilize is to apply water-soluble fertilizer at 1/3 the label rates, as needed; do not over fertilize
  • Place containers or baskets in full sun or shade
  • Water plants well after planting and keep the media evenly moist until plants are established (7-10 days)
  • If plants wilt after they are established, simply water well and they should revive within 24 hours
  • New leaves and new flowers will cover old blooms, so you don’t need to remove old flowers or cut off older growth
  • In most cases, SunPatiens should not be cut back to control size, as it alters their natural form

In the Garden

  • Plant in well-drained soil rich in organic matter, such as compost
  • Incorporate a slow release fertilizer at 1/2 the label rates into the soil when you plant
  • An alternative way to fertilize is to apply water-soluble fertilizer at 1/3 the label rates, as needed; do not over fertilize
  • Plant in full sun or shade
  • Water plants well after planting and keep the media evenly moist until plants are established (7-10 days)
  • If plants wilt after they are established, simply water well and they should revive within 24 hours
  • In most cases, SunPatiens should not be cut back to control size as it alters their natural form; but, if Vigorous types get taller than desired in mid- to late summer, they can be cut back, taking off the top 1/3 of growth