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Impatiens x hybrida SunPatiens®

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
im-PAY-shuns hy-BRID-uh
Description

Impatiens x hybrida SunPatiens® is a hybrid from a Japanese seed company called Sakata.  It is available in a wide variety of colors and is grown as a perennial in zones 10a through 11b.  In cooler climates we can enjoy these as colorful annuals.  Unlike other members of the Impatiens genus, this hybrid has been introduced to perform well in full sun.  Best when they receive regular watering, however, they do not lose their flower buds when water stressed.  Drying out may cause leaf scorch.  

Unlike other varieties of Impatiens, SunPatiens are not affected by downy mildew.  

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: 

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Compact Blush Pink'
  • 'Compact Deep Rose'
  • 'Compact Lilac'
  • 'Compact Magenta'
  • 'Compact Orange'
  • 'Compact Pink'
  • 'Compact White'
    2" white flowers
  • 'Spreading Corona'
  • 'Spreading Var Salmon'
  • 'Spreading Var White'
  • 'Vigorous Lavender'
  • 'Vigorous Magenta'
  • 'Vigorous Orange'
  • 'Vigorous Pink'
  • 'Vigorous Red'
  • 'Vigorous Variegated Coral'
  • 'Vigorous White Improved'
'Compact Blush Pink', 'Compact Deep Rose', 'Compact Lilac', 'Compact Magenta', 'Compact Orange', 'Compact Pink', 'Compact White', 'Spreading Corona', 'Spreading Var Salmon', 'Spreading Var White', 'Vigorous Lavender', 'Vigorous Magenta', 'Vigorous Orange', 'Vigorous Pink', 'Vigorous Red', 'Vigorous Variegated Coral', 'Vigorous White Improved'
Tags:
#showy flowers#annual#perennial#mass planting#perennial flowers#annual flowers#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Compact Blush Pink'
  • 'Compact Deep Rose'
  • 'Compact Lilac'
  • 'Compact Magenta'
  • 'Compact Orange'
  • 'Compact Pink'
  • 'Compact White'
    2" white flowers
  • 'Spreading Corona'
  • 'Spreading Var Salmon'
  • 'Spreading Var White'
  • 'Vigorous Lavender'
  • 'Vigorous Magenta'
  • 'Vigorous Orange'
  • 'Vigorous Pink'
  • 'Vigorous Red'
  • 'Vigorous Variegated Coral'
  • 'Vigorous White Improved'
'Compact Blush Pink', 'Compact Deep Rose', 'Compact Lilac', 'Compact Magenta', 'Compact Orange', 'Compact Pink', 'Compact White', 'Spreading Corona', 'Spreading Var Salmon', 'Spreading Var White', 'Vigorous Lavender', 'Vigorous Magenta', 'Vigorous Orange', 'Vigorous Pink', 'Vigorous Red', 'Vigorous Variegated Coral', 'Vigorous White Improved'
Tags:
#showy flowers#annual#perennial#mass planting#perennial flowers#annual flowers#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Impatiens
    Family:
    Balsaminaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Buffer
    Colorful
    Defines Paths
    Easy to Grow
    Textural
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 2 in. - 2 ft. 4 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 2 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Ground Cover
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Orange
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Hanging Baskets
    Patio
    Pool/Hardscape
    Slope/Bank
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups