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  • Impatiens for a tropical style garden

    Posted by Craig A on June 20, 2023 at 2:57 pm

    Hi all,

    I currently grow several Impatiens for my tropical garden and wondered if anyone had recommendations for other species that are worth a try?

    I currently grow…

    • Impatiens auricoma x bicaudata
    • Impatiens tinctoria
    • Impatiens flanaganei
    • Impatiens tuberosa
    Mwardlow replied 6 months, 3 weeks ago 4 Members · 12 Replies
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  • Mark_R

    Member
    June 22, 2023 at 8:07 pm

    That looks great, I just have a couple in the ground this year, slow to start but they should pick up in this weather.

    • Craig A

      Administrator
      June 23, 2023 at 1:00 pm

      Love these! Do you fond Impatiens omeiana is quite slow to establish?

      • Mark_R

        Member
        June 23, 2023 at 1:34 pm

        It seems to have hit the ground running for me, it went in slightly later than this last year so I brought the plant back in for the winter (and it promptly died on me) but there was obviously some root left in the ground and it has spread around a bit already. It is in a N NE aspect under shrubs in a heavy soil that water-logs in winter.

  • Mark_R

    Member
    June 22, 2023 at 8:11 pm

    Forgot this one, new purchase enjoying a new pot before I plant it out

    • Craig A

      Administrator
      June 23, 2023 at 12:59 pm

      Very nice! Which species is this @Mark_R ? It looks a bit like Impatiens pseudoviola maybe?

      • Mark_R

        Member
        June 23, 2023 at 1:31 pm

        Thank you, a very recent purchase, Kilimanjaro.

  • hoekievld

    Member
    June 23, 2023 at 9:31 am

    Impatiens auricoma x bicaudata doing pretty well under a musa canopy

    • Craig A

      Administrator
      June 23, 2023 at 12:58 pm

      I love this hybrid, it grows so quickly. I found that if you save seed and sow them you often get a nice variation in the seedlings 👍

      • hoekievld

        Member
        June 30, 2023 at 9:24 am

        hi Craig, good to know, i have 3 plants and some seeds. Will try it out.

        I never heard of this hybrid untill i saw it in one of your video’s, will post some more garden pictures when everything is in bloom

  • Mwardlow

    Member
    October 2, 2023 at 4:08 pm

    Hi Craig, looks great! Impatiens niamniamensis grows like a weed in my garden. Seedlings everywhere. I have been trying to find Impatiens Bicuadata for a long time. Do you know of a source that sells them?

    Thanks

    Mike

    • Craig A

      Administrator
      October 2, 2023 at 5:12 pm

      Wow @Mwardlow , that’s amazing. What’s the coldest temperature you get in your garden?

      • Mwardlow

        Member
        October 2, 2023 at 10:16 pm

        We can get into the 30s in the winter. Last winter they bloomed all year round. Seems they hate the heat more than the cold.

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