Impatiens morsei, Impatiens velvetea, Velvet Love, Secret Love

Impatiens morsei, Impatiens velvetea

Velvet Love, Secret Love
Family: Balsaminaceae
Origin: China
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterRegular waterYellow, orange flowersWhite, off-white flowers

Impatiens morsei, commonly known as Velvet Love, is a small plant native to China and a member of the Impatiens family. Grown in USDA Zones 9-11, it grows up to 2-3 feet in height and thrives in semi-shade and regular water. The foliage has a velvety feel to it and is deep green in color with pink midribs and stems.

The flowers of Impatiens morsei are simply stunning and come in two distinct colors - off-white and white for single blooms, and yellow and orange for double blooms. These are quite large for an impatiens flower, measuring about 3-4 cm in width. What really sets the Velvet Love apart from others of the Impatiens family is the unique shell shape of the flower, which forms a unique and adorable bell or cup-like shape.

The good thing about Impatiens morsei is that it is very low-maintenance and easy to care for. It can be grown in pots both inside and outside, and as long as it is watered regularly, it will be happy and healthy. To ensure success when growing in cold regions, the plant should be kept watered but not overly saturated, and should be kept away from strong winds or drafts.

Impatiens morsei can be a great choice for those looking to add some color and unique beauty to their outdoor or indoor spaces. Not only does it offer a unique and pleasing appearance, but it is also quite easy to care for. With regular water and light and moderate maintenance, it will keep blooming and bring joy to your garden.

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