TROPICAL PLANT CATALOG


Pictogram Guide · Mouse over pictogram for definition

Impatiens sp., Garden Balsam, Touch-me-not, Jewel Weed

Click to see full-size image

Impatiens sp.

Garden Balsam, Touch-me-not, Jewel Weed
Family: Balsaminaceae
Origin: Tropics of Asia and Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowers

Impatiens is one of the best known and most popular garden plants for its prolific flowers and ease in growing. It is an evergreen perennial but is often grown as an annual in nontropical climates. Most varieties form low mounds that are usually 8-24in in height with about equal spread.

Likes moist, but well drained, fertile soil.

Propagation: Seed or cuttings in warm weather.

Species and varieties:

Impatiens adenioides

Impatiens balsamina

Impatiens hochstetteri

Impatiens marianae

Impatiens namchabarwensis

Impatiens niamniamensis

Impatiens oncidioides

Impatiens pseudoviola

Impatiens repens

Impatiens velvetea

Impatiens x hawkeri

Impatiens walleriana


Similar plants:




Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/impatiens_sp.htm