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Common Name: Impatiens      Latin Name: Impatiens wallerana      Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
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Impatiens wallerana

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Category: Annual
Family: BALSAMINACEAE
Genus: Impatiens
species: wallerana
Origin:
Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
Size Description:
Notes:
Height x width: 0.5 to 1.5 feet
Growth habit: Compact mound
Foliage: Alternate, ovate to elliptic, crenate to dentate leaf margin, glossy, 1.5 to 4 inches long. The upper leaves may be opposite.
Flowers: Flat and roughly star-shaped with a 2-inch long lower sepal and slightly curved spur, usually facing upward at the top of the foliage. Single or double. Blooms all growing season until frost, without deadheading
Culture: Moderate light intensity (afternoon shade) and moist but well-drained soil. Protect from strong winds
Pests and problems: Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus, vectored by insects
Uses: Bedding plant, containers. Often seen massed in the landscape
Propagation: Seed, cuttings
Cultivars and Related species: Numerous cultivars and series are available. Above is Infinity series Bright Red. Below right is Rockapulco series Pink, a double form.
Impatiens x hawkeri, New Guinea Impatiens, often have variegated leaves and extra large flowers. They may be taller and a bit more sun tolerant that the species, but still need plenty of moisture if planted in sun.
Notes courtesy of Sue Trusty.

Characteristics:
Part Shade Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like part shade.
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Bloom history: (Recorded in Cincinnati, Ohio, unless otherwise noted)6/1/2008 until 10/30/2008 See other plants that bloom at this time.
Plant Images and Specimens
Location: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens 3400 Vine Street Cincinnati OH 45220
Specimen: 53
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Impatiens
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Impatiens
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Impatiens
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
Location: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens 3400 Vine Street Cincinnati OH 45220
Specimen: 55
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Impatiens Dazzler Rose
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Impatiens Dazzler Rose
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
Location: Eden Park, Overlook, Krohn 1501 Eden Park Dr Cincinnati OH
Specimen: 93
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Impatiens wallerana
Location: Eden Park Overlook, near restrooms
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Mid Summer 2008
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This photo shows the spur that makes Impatiens wallerana identifiable from Catharanthus roseus.
Location: Eden Park Overlook, near restrooms
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Mid Summer 2008
Location: Location Captured with GPS Device
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 59.926980183333300 Longitude: 10.700397333333300] Specimen: 3157
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