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Impatiens walleriana

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Description

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

Cultivars:
  • Accent Series
  • Blackberry Ice
  • Confection
  • Eclipse
  • Elfin White
  • Extra Dwarf
  • Fiesta Ole
  • Lipstick
  • Red Star
  • Tempo Series
Tags:
#purple#red#fall#white#butterflies#pink#pollinators#partial shade#annual#summer#orange#spring#shade tolerant#cpp
Cultivars:
  • Accent Series
  • Blackberry Ice
  • Confection
  • Eclipse
  • Elfin White
  • Extra Dwarf
  • Fiesta Ole
  • Lipstick
  • Red Star
  • Tempo Series
Tags:
#purple#red#fall#white#butterflies#pink#pollinators#partial shade#annual#summer#orange#spring#shade tolerant#cpp
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Impatiens
    Species:
    walleriana
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators