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Impatiens walleriana

Common Name(s):
Busy Lizzy
Cultivar(s):
Confection, Eclipse, Accent Series, Blackberry Ice, Elfin White, Extra Dwarf, Fiesta Ole, Lipstick, Tempo Series, Red Star
Category:
Annuals
Comment:

Extremely popular annual bedding plant for part shade to shade, with wide variety of colors. Flowers may be bicolored or double.  They have a low drought tolerance and are hardy in zones 10-11. This plant is frequently damaged by deer.

Insects, Diseases and Other Problems: Downey Mildew, caused by the ‘fungus-like’ organism Plasmopara obducens. Fungicides used to control fungal diseases will not work on Downey Mildew.  Pest Alert,  More information 

Plants with similar characteristics and less problems: Impatiens hawkeri is an alternative that is resistant to downy mildew

Season:
June to frost
Light:
Part shade to shade
Color:
Wide variety of color, orange, pink, red, white, purple
Height:
8-24 inches
Space:
10-12 inches
Tags:
pink, cpp, annual, summer, fall, spring, white, shade, orange, purpl, partial shade, red, butterflies, polinators

NCCES plant id: 2833

Impatiens walleriana Impatiens mixed planting
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0
Impatiens walleriana Double impatiens
James Gaither, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Impatiens wallerina In a container
Kathleen Moore, CC BY - 2.0