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Impatiens sultanii ‘Lipstick’

Busy Lizzie

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Features

  • BloomsApril to October
  • Height0.2m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourDeep pink
  • Leaf ColourLight-medium green

Description

Impatiens sultanii ‘Lipstick’ (Busy Lizzie). In spring to autumn, deep pink flowers are produced with oval, pointed, medium green leaves.

Characteristics

Annual or 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)
  • 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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