Impatiens

Botanical Name: Impatiens

Common Name(s): Balsam, Busy lizzie, Water Fuchsia

Categories:

Description:

These are generally soft-stemmed plants with simple, pointed, lance-shaped leaves, often with toothed edges. Flowers in many colors appear through the year in mild areas and have 5 petals, an upper standard and the lower 4 fused into 2 pairs, the sepals also partly fused to form a spur. When ripe the seed pods explosively eject their contents at the slightest touch, hence the genus name from the Latin for “impatient”.

Family: Balsaminaceae

Botanical Pronunciation: im-PAY-shuns

sun_full
Half Sun
sun_full
Shade
sun_full
High Watering

Flowers

Description:
Flowers in many colors appear through the year in mild areas and have 5 petals, an upper standard and the lower 4 fused into 2 pairs, the sepals also partly fused to form a spur.


Foliage

Description:
This plant bears simple, pointed, lance-shaped leaves, often with toothed edges.


Fruit

Description:
The seed pods explosively eject their contents at the slightest touch, hence the genus name from the Latin for "impatient".


Planting Instructions

Plant in deep, cool, moist, humus-rich soil.

Propagation

Propagate annuals from seed, perennials also by cuttings. Some species self-sow and are slightly invasive.

Soil Conditions

This plant needs moist, humus-rich soil.

 

Uses in landscape design

An excellent houseplant or summer bedding plant.

 

Makhro Lawn protector
Makhro 1 for all
Makhro super lawn weeder
Makhro Weeds
Makhro Best roses
Makhro insect free summer
MAkhro Lawntyl
Makhro Roots
Makhro Multi booster
Makhro insect free roses

Jozi Yellow
Jozi Green Fly
Jozi Purple
Jozi Red
Jozi Carnivores

Agapanthus Buccaneer
Delosperma WOW
Plantland Website 2
Plantland Best quality plants
Plantland logo
Plantland website 3
Plantland Website 1

Wonder the grass is actually green
Efekto product categories
Efekto Garden & Home Pest control
Wonder for the love of gardening
Wonder for the love of gardening 2
Wonder think green think growth
Wonder think green think growth 2

Budget plants
Budget plants advert

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This