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Impatiens repens

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.05m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourClear yellow
  • Leaf ColourLight-medium green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Impatiens repens. This species is an evergreen creeping perennial with kidney-shaped leaves are quite small. The flowers are golden hooded blooms in the summer. This species is frost tender.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

India, Sri Lanka

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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