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Impatiens New Guinea ‘Fanfare Orange’
Impatiens New Guinea ‘Fanfare Orange’

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Impatiens auricoma ‘Jungle Gold’

Balsam, Touch-me-not
Balsaminaceae
Perennials, Flowers

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 auricoma ‘Jungle Gold’ (photo courtesy of Thomas J. Story)
Impatiens auricoma ‘Jungle Gold’ (photo courtesy of Thomas J. Story)

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Impatiens auricoma ‘Jungle Gold’

Perennial from Africa. Dense, bushy plant grows to 1 1/2 ft. high and wide, with glossy, bright green leaves that are oval, pointed, and up to 6 in. long; leaf margins are serrated and toothed. Intricate orchidlike blooms to 1 in. long are rich golden, throats marked in red. Give shade and regular applications of balanced fertilizer for a profuse bloom over a long period in summer. Superb in containers.

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