Plant FinderPlant Finder Graphic
Impatiens New Guinea ‘Fanfare Orange’
Impatiens New Guinea ‘Fanfare Orange’

Click to Enlarge

Zone
Zones 24, 25, 27, H1, H2
Regular Water
Moderate

Impatiens New Guinea hybrids

Balsaminaceae
Annuals, Perennials

IMPATIENS

Known best for their power to bloom in the garden’s shady spots, garden impatiens are part of a clan that contains hundreds of species. Most of the ones listed here are annuals or tender perennials treated as annuals, and most bloom all summer. When lightly touched, ripe seed capsules burst open and scatter seeds.

 

Impatiens New Guinea hybrid
Impatiens New Guinea hybrid

Click to Enlarge

Impatiens New Guinea hybrids

A varied group of striking perennials usually grown as annuals; they were developed from a number of species native to New Guinea, especially I. hawkeri (I. schlechteri). Plants can be upright to spreading; most are 1–2 ft. tall and as wide or wider. Leaves are typically large, often variegated with cream or red. Flowers are usually large (3 in. wide) though not profuse, and held well above the foliage; colors include lavender, purple, pink, red, orange, and white. Once considered primarily pot plants, they may also be grown in the open ground; provide ample fertilizer and give somewhat more sun than you would common impatiens (I. walleriana).

You Might Also Like...

Dolichos lablab

Perennial vine usually grown as an annual. Fast growing to 10 ft. Broad, oval, medium green leaflets t...

Impatiens walleriana

Usually grown as an annual evereywhere, this is one of the best bedding plants for shade. Rapid, vigor...

Solenostemon scutellarioides

Tropical plants grown for their brilliantly colored leaves. Blue flower spikes are attractive, but the...

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

View Maps Learn More

Advertisement