Impatiens

Impatiens - Garden Basics - Flower - Annual

(Impatiens walleriana)

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.

  • Type
    annual
  • Propagation
    seeds and stem cuttings
  • Light
    full or partial shade
  • Flower Color
    various
  • Bloom Time
    early spring until frost
  • Height
    9-21 Inches
  • Width
    12-18 inches
  • Soil Requirements
    neutral pH, well drained, rich soil
  • Zones
    1-11
  • Uses
    Shade, Ornamental, Mixed Bed, Border, Hanging Basket

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