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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.

 

Potential Disease 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 

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, annual, summer, fall, spring, white, shade, orange, purpl, partial shade, red, butterflies, polinators

NCCES plant id: 2833

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