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Impatiens walleriana

Impatiens, Busy Lizzie
Classification Scientific Name: Impatiens walleriana
  Common Name: Impatiens

Busy Lizzie
  Family: Balsaminaceae
  Location Index: HG14
  Suggested Use: beds & borders

container plantings

hanging baskets
Plant Plant Type: perennial
  Plant Form: rounded
  Height: 1 - 2 feet
  Spread: 1 - 2 feet
  Bloom Period: summer

  Flower Color: white, pink, purple, red, salmon, bicolor
  Flower: single or double rotate flowers with a spur
  Foliage Texture: medium
  Foliage: rubbery leaves and stems sometimes flushed in red
Environment USDA Zone: zones 10 - 11
  Native Range: East Africa
  Sun Requirement: partial shade
  Water Requirement: medium
  Soil: well-drained


high organic matter
  Heat Tolerance: medium
Care Maintenance: pinch to encourage branching

  Liabilities: slugs

spider mites

root rot

viral leaf spot
  Propagation: stem cuttings
More Additional Notes: tropical perennial treated as an annual

considered to be a bedding plant for shady areas
  Cultivars/Varieties: many cultivars available
Impatiens walleriana

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