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IMPATIENS
 

IMPATIENS            

Impatiens spp.  (im-PAY-she-enz)

Annual   Shade  Height 10- 24 inches    Spread 18- 24 inches                Spacing 9- 12 inches

 

HABIT:           Colorful low-spreading annual with tender stems, foliage, and flowers. Summer blooms of orange, white, pink, red, and purple.

CULTURE:    Plant in well-prepared beds in shade after the last frost. Must have excellent drainage.

USES:             Annual beds, pots, hanging baskets. One of the best flowers for shady areas.

PROBLEMS:  Cutworms, red spider mites, and slugs.

NOTES:          Native to India and China. New Guinea hybrids ‘Sunpatiens’ have showy foliage and can take much more sun with less water.  All varieties are very susceptible to freezing.


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