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Impatiens hawkeri

Busy Lizzie

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.07m to 0.11m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Impatiens hawkeri (Busy Lizzie). This species of herb is a perennial clump; the leaves are elliptical and medium green. The flowers will bloom in various colours in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Africa

Interest and use

Mixed bed, shade, border, containers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

When grown under glass use a loam-based compost with full light. When grown outdoors grow in moist humus-rich well-drained soil in partial shade.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for grey mould, whitefly, vine weevils and red spider mites.

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