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Impatiens Walleriana

Botanical Name:

Impatiens walleriana

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Annual, Herb.

Lifespan

Annual

Flower

Flowers are solitary on elongated pedicels, are conspicuously spurred, are calyx with 5 lobes, 2 lateral green lobes, and are narrow. Petals have anthrocyanin pigments and prominent spurs. Flowers have a wide variety of color: orange, pink, red, white, and purple., Flowers in axillary racemes, usually 2–3(–5)-flowered, sometimes 1-flowered, but then ‘pedicel’ always with a bract near the middle, very variable in colour and size, orange, scarlet or crimson-red, mauve, purplish, violet, or occasionally white, the sepals often whitish or greenish white.

Fruit

This plant produces explosive capsules that roll suddenly inward and have a ribbed, rubbery-succulent texture., Fruit fusiform, 15–20 mm. long, 4–6 mm. broad, glabrous.

Benefits
Attracts

Butterflies

Hummingbirds

Pollinators

Taxonomy

Order

Ericales

Family

Balsaminaceae

Genus

Impatiens

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