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Impatiens omeiana (Hardy Impatiens)

Hardy Impatiens


Primarily grown for its beautiful foliage, Impatiens omeiana (Hardy Impatiens) is an evergreen perennial with velvety, lance-shaped, toothed, delicately variegated leaves, 3 in. long (8 cm). The dark green leaves are adorned with a luminous band of creamy white down the midrib and secondary veins. The petioles and unbranched stems are red, creating a nice contrast. In summer, clusters of up to 8 creamy-yellow flowers, each with an incurved spur, are held above the foliage. Impatiens omeiana is stoloniferous and spreads gently by rhizomes to form a lovely colony in the moist woodland garden. Native to Sichuan Province in China, this hardy impatiens is not fussy about its requirements and is worthy of inclusion in the garden.

  • Grows up to 8-16 in. tall (20-40 cm) and 24-36 in. wide (60-90 cm).
  • Performs best in part shade in moist but well-drained soils.
  • Great for shady and moist areas in beds and borders, cottage gardens, city gardens or containers.
  • Generally pest-free outdoors. Keep an eye out for glasshouse red spider mite, glasshouse whitefly, vine weevil and aphids if grown indoors.
  • No pruning needed.
  • Propagate by seed indoors in early spring, by seed in situ outdoors in late spring, softwood cuttings or division in spring or early summer.
  • Native to China.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Impatiens
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 8" – 2' (20cm – 60cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Impatiens
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 8" – 2' (20cm – 60cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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