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Impatiens oliveri

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.2m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourLight-medium green

Description

Impatiens oliveri. This species is a shrubby perennial; the leaves are borne in whorls of lance-shaped toothed leaves. The flowers are pale purple-pink blooms in the summer.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

Africa

Interest and use

Mixed bed, shade, border, containers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°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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