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Impatiens stenantha (Narrow-Flowered Balsam)

Narrow-Flowered Balsam


Impatiens stenantha (Narrow-Flowered Balsam) is a compact, trailing perennial with dark red stems clothed with broadly lance-shaped, scalloped, red-flushed, dark green leaves. From summer into fall, spurred, yellow flowers with red-speckled throats, are held above the foliage. Native to the mountains of Nepal and Bhutan, Impatiens stenantha feels at home in cool summer areas and prefers a good degree of shade. It will die with the first fall frost and obligingly reappear in spring.

  • Grows up to 16 in. tall (45 cm) and 20 in. wide (50 cm).
  • Performs best in part shade in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered position. Mulch well in winter
  • Great for shady and moist areas in beds and borders, cottage gardens, underplanting shrubs and roses or containers.
  • Keep an eye out for slugs, snails, aphids and vine weevils.
  • No pruning needed.
  • Propagate by seed or by softwood cuttings.
  • Native to Nepal, China and Myanmar.

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 11
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Impatiens
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 20" (50cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 11
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Impatiens
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 20" (50cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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