Impatiens
Impatiens velvetea

Family: Balsaminaceae
Genus: Impatiens (im-PAY-shuns) (Info)
Species: velvetea

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Orange

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Dark/Black

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

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

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

San Leandro, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 19, 2006, Buckthorne from Northeast Harbor, ME wrote:

A very striking impatiens. Mine has tended to bear its stems which are a deep maroon color. The flowers look like 1 inch long fan tailed gold fish and the velvety dark green leaves have a distinct pink vein running down their centers. I have had good success propagating this from leaf cuttings so long as the leaf is torn off and a bit of the stem remains attached to it.