They've branched out lots of little roots and they look like little impatien trees! It's pretty cute.
The roots kind of remind me of noodles...
Out of the 20+ stem cuttings that I have made, only 3 don't have roots. That's a pretty good success rate. Two of them were kind of moldy or something, so I guess I might have over watered those ones or tucked them too close to each other.
Another thing that I noticed with the impatiens is that the roots grow out from all over the cutting base- not just from the leaf node. Perhaps it is not necessary to ensure a leaf node at the bottom cut for impatiens?
I moved all the rooted impatien cuttings into a big pot with 3 of the dahlia cuttings and some of the marigolds I started from seed left over from last year. I think it will look quite lovely when they start blooming, and it's satisfying to know that all of these flowers were "made from scratch" in a sense.
I added more marigolds after I took this picture. I have so many that there's really no need to be frugal. I think I might actually have too many marigolds. I didn't expect the saved seeds to grow so well.
Impatien Propagation - Week Two