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.