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Impatiens ‘New Guinea hybrid’

Busy Lizzie

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Features

  • BloomsMay to October
  • Height0.3m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourBright red, pink shades, orange
  • Leaf ColourLight-medium green

Description

Impatiens ‘New Guinea hybrid’ (Busy Lizzie). This group of hybrid perennials has been bred from I. hawkeri and various other species. These plants are grown for their brightly coloured flowers and bright green foliage, often as annuals.

Characteristics

Annual, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Africa

Interest and use

Mixed bed, shade, border

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Propagation

Or by stem cuttings in spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Impatiens downy mildew and aphids. Under glass, red spider mite, and whitefly.

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