Impatiens

  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Sun: Part Shade
  • Plant Size: 8 to 12 inches tall and wide

Impatiens is the ultimate blooming annual for shade gardens. The pink, fuschia, salmon or white petals of each variety seem to multiply daily, from spring through the first fall frost. Plant after all danger of frost is passed.

Plant Spacing: 9-12 inches.

Secrets to Success »

Impatiens prefer a moist, rich soil and regular watering. For easy feeding, apply a slow-release fertilizer when planting.

Use »

Better for the landscape than for cut flowers, pack begonias tightly as edging for borders or in mass plantings for colorful impact. Begonia blooms profusely until frost.

Mass plantings of “mounds” of impatiens provide eye-catching displays, though they are also great in containers, window boxes, and hanging baskets.

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  • Pair with fern, caladium, shade coleus, green-leaved begonia, variegated ivy, and hosta.

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