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Impatiens sultanii

Busy Lizzie

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.2m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourOrange, pink, white, bright red
  • Leaf ColourLight-medium green

Description

Impatiens sultanii (Busy Lizzie). This perennial species will produce ovate to elliptical leaves. The flowers will bloom in orange, pink, white and bright red.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

Africa

Interest and use

Mixed bed, shade, border, containers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • 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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