Patchwork Pink Shades Impatiens
Impatiens 'Patchwork Pink Shades'
Patchwork Pink Shades Impatiens flowers
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Height: 14 inches
Spacing: 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Other Names: Busy Lizzie, Busy Lizzy
Group/Class: Patchwork Series
Patchwork Pink Shades Impatiens is blanketed in stunning shell pink round flowers with cherry red streaks at the ends of the stems from mid spring to late summer. Its small pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Patchwork Pink Shades Impatiens is a dense herbaceous annual with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Patchwork Pink Shades Impatiens is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Patchwork Pink Shades Impatiens will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 14 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.
This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Patchwork Pink Shades Impatiens is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.