An incredible display of intense color adds new life to the shade garden.
When the blooms open, they are deep magenta strongly brushed with orange in the centers. As the blossoms mature, the colors shift to paler tones of burgundy, salmon and dusty rose. A superb choice for containers and beds. Plant in partial to full shade in rich, well-drained soil. Compact 8" tall plants never need pinching and can be spaced 9" apart in the garden, closer in containers.
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.