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New Guinea Impatiens
Impatiens x hawkeri 'Mango Tango Hybrid'

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Family: Balsaminaceae
Genus: Impatiens (im-PAY-shuns) (Info)
Species: x hawkeri (HAWK-er-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Mango Tango Hybrid

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Urbandale, Iowa

Barbourville, Kentucky

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 25, 2006, DrDoolotz from Oxford, NS (Zone 5b) wrote:

I started this from seed in 2006, about 8-10 weeks early, and put out end of May. Plants are still small but flowering already. Burpee's catalogue entry said the following for 2006:
"Ability to hold up to direct afternoon sunlight distinguishes 'Mango Tango' from other varieties. Giant 3", light mango colored blooms float over bright green foliage. Compact, well-branched, luscious 'Mango Tango' will liven your shady nooks, patio pots, beds and borders. A striking and exotic effect. Ht: 14-16". Annual. "
I have planted mine in a sunny area since it can supposedly hold up to the sun. The flower colour is lovely but the ones that are currently out are not 3", more like 1.5 to 2", but that's probably because the plants are so young yet.