|Nothing beats a sunpatien for the bloom power in the heat of summer!|
- Do not under any circumstances buy them or plant them out in the landscape early. They will not like a cold spring. If you are placing them in the landscape I wouldn't plant them at any time before the 15th of May. If you are planting them in a container that you can move around and protect from cold, wet weather than you can plant them earlier if you want.
- When you buy them, place two fingers on the stem, directly above the soil surface and gently pull. If the stem feels solid and does not break off, you can buy this plant. As we grow these in the early spring greenhouse we can see some issues with fungi and it can turn the stems to mush.
- Even though some of the literature says you can plant them in full sun, I would not. Some afternoon shade, or filtered sunlight is fine. I would not plant them in a hot, full sun site. South side, next to the house would not be a good idea.