The Vanilla and Berries Mix—featuring the best white, red and salmon blooms—boasts large 2-3" blossoms from early summer all the way to frost. While they're not particular about soil conditions, they love weekly watering because neighboring tree roots often compete for their water and nutrients. They make great house plants for the winter months too.
Start indoors in a warm, well-lighted area about 8-10 weeks before last frost. Sow shallowly in seed-Starting formula. Keep evenly moist.
How to Grow
Seedlings emerge in 18-28 days at 70-75°F. Before transfer to garden, accustom to conditions by moving to a sheltered place outside for a week. SET PLANTS 12" apart in a semi to fully shaded area with average soil after all danger of frost.
Impatiens make beautiful temporary groundcovers in shade gardens. They also can be planted among shade-loving perennials such as hostas to bring summer-long color to shady flower beds. Plant them in large drifts and let them fill in, or use them as edging plants along walkways, terraces, or at the front of a bed or border. Impatiens even make nice additions to container plantings. Hummingbirds, butterflies, and other beneficials visit many species of impatiens.