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Impatiens walleriana Tempo Series

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Characteristics

Plant type

Bedding or Annual/Biennial

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 year


Preferred common name

busy lizzie Tempo 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

Tempo Series are bushy perennials to 25cm tall, grown as annuals, with simple, elliptic leaves and flowers 3-5cm wide in shades of purple, mauve, pink, red, and orange, sometimes picotee or bicoloured

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, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Diseases

Generally disease free