Impatiens hawkei

New Guinea Impatiens, Touch-me-not

For instant color, plant Impatiens en masse in shade gardens with Ferns and Hostas, or in containers and hanging baskets. These long-blooming annuals and perennials come in many colors and forms, but the most popular and commonly-grown type is Busy Lizzie (Impatiens wallerana). As compact, mounding plants, they are covered with blossoms from late spring to early fall. The New Guinea variety have larger but fewer flowers and variegated leaves and need more sun than other types. Excellent as accent container plants. The more upright-growing Impatiens balsamina produces flowers along the main stem and branches. All need lots of water. Where summers are hot and humid, plant in full sun with adequate water, but they do better with some shade. In hot dry summer areas, plant in partial shade. Perennials grown as annuals may survive mild winters, but replant in spring for vigorous, generous-blooming plants.
Impatiens hawkei, New Guinea Impatiens, Touch-me-not
Hybrids come in pink, lavender, and red, with white to yellow leaf markings.

Attributes - Impatiens hawkei

Plant Type: Annual

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Early Fall

Flower Color: Pink, Red

Height: 1 ft. to 1 ft. 6 in.

Width: 1 ft. 6 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates. Container Plants. Susceptible to Aphids, Beetles, Black Spot, Damping-off, Spider Mites.

Related Plants

Impatiens balsamina 'Mixed', Impatiens hawkei 'Satellite', Impatiens wallerana 'Accent Mix', Impatiens wallerana 'Blitz Red', Impatiens wallerana 'Dazzler Pink', Impatiens wallerana 'Rosebud Purple', Impatiens wallerana 'Showstopper Picotee', Impatiens wallerana 'Super Elfin', Impatiens wallerana 'Super Elfin Twilight'
 
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