|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.
Heat and sun-tolerant, it has the largest flowers of all annual Impatiens. Available in red, plus 10 other colors including pink, carmine, and violet.
Attributes - Impatiens wallerana 'Blitz Red'
Plant Type: Annual
Bloom Season: Late Spring through Late Fall
Flower Color: Magenta, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, White
Height: 10 in. to 1 ft.
Width: 1 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates. Container Plants, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Aphids, Beetles, Black Spot, Damping-off, Spider Mites.