Petals Of Pink New Guinea Impatiens Are Fading In Color

Question From: A. Cilursu - Absecon, New Jersey, United States
Q: The petals of my pink New Guinea inpatients are fading. It seems as if the color is just falling off although the Stamms and the leaves themselves are healthy. The soil is kept moist and I have the plant in the shade getting less than four hours of sun per day. I have two other similar plans one dark pink and one orange that are doing well and are also in the shade most of the time. The pink plant is at a different location from the other two. Any idea why this is happening?
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A: We are seeing a lot of that. I think it may be a sort of sun burn. A result of planting plants from a greenhouse planted directly into the landscape with no time to harden off. We went from cold and damp to hot and dry overnight. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy