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New Guinea Impatiens

Impatiens hawkeri

(Detailed plant information can be found at the bottom of the page.)
Impatiens hawkeri

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Impatiens hawkeri Plant Information

Scientific Name: Impatiens hawkeri
Common Name: New Guinea impatiens
Family: Balsaminaceae
Suggested Uses: tropical perennial treated as an annual

beds & borders, container plantings, hanging baskets
Plant Form: rounded
Height: 1 - 2 feet
Spread: 1 - 2 feet
Foliage: larger leaves than standard impatiens, frequently with variegation

medium-textured foliage
Flower: red, pink, white, orange, yellow, or purple single or double rotate flowers with a spur

larger than Impatiens walleriana flowers
Bloom Period: Summer
Sun: partial shade
Water: high - medium water requirement
Soil: needs moist soil; do not let get excessively dry
Heat Tolerance: medium heat tolerance
USDA Zone: zones 10 - 11
Maintenance: propagation by stem cuttings
Additional Notes: lovely hanging basket for shady areas

unique foliage and flowers draw attention

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