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Impatiens walleriana Super Elfin Series

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Characteristics

Plant type

Annual/Biennial or Bedding

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

old H3 (may need winter protection)

Colour

Flower

Orange, Pink, Purple or Red in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

1-2 years


Preferred common name

busy lizzie Super Elfin Series

Family

Balsaminaceae


Impatiens can be annuals or evergreen perennials, with fleshy stems bearing simple, toothed leaves and solitary or clustered, spurred, 5-petalled flowers

Super Elfin Series are spreading plants, grown as an annuals, to 25cm in height, with single flowers in shades of pink, orange, red and purple

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Part shade
  • Full shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Needs a sheltered, partially shaded site and a moist but well-drained soil

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by seed or softwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Diseases

Generally disease free