Impatiens - Garden Basics - Flower - Annual
This half hardy annual is a standard for summer shade gardens. The thick, decorative foliage is covered with a profusion of blooms. Flowers come in a wide range of bright colors. Impatiens enjoy infrequent feeding with a balanced fertilizer. Let the soil dry out just a bit between waterings to encourage compact growth and profuse flowering. Start seeds indoors six to eight weeks before the last frost. The plant makes an attractive hanging basket.
seeds and stem cuttings
full or partial shade
early spring until frost
neutral pH, well drained, rich soil
Shade, Ornamental, Mixed Bed, Border, Hanging Basket