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Impatiens Accent 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, Red and White 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 Accent 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

Accent Series are compact annuals to 20cm, with large flowers in shades of orange, red, pink, purple, mauve and white, some with a white central star-like marking, in summer

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Part shade

Aspect

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

Cultivation

Grow in a humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade with shelter from wind

Soil

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

Propagation

Propagate by seed or stem cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Banks and Slopes, City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Flower borders and beds, Garden Edging or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Seedlings are prone to damping off, flowers are susceptible to grey mould