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Impatiens noli-tangere

Touch-me-not

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.8m to 1m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourLight-medium green

Description

Impatiens noli-tangere (Touch-me-not). This species of annual will produce elliptical leaves with an alternate arrangement. The flowers are small yellow bloom in the summer.

Characteristics

Annual, Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Mixed bed, shade, border, containers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°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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