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

Impatiens sp.

Garden Balsam, Touch-me-not, Jewel Weed
Family: Balsaminaceae
Origin: Tropics of Asia and Africa
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersBlue, lavender, purple flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink 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

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