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PlantFiles: Impatiens
Impatiens velvetea

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

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Grown for foliage

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:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Buckthorne 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.


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

San Leandro, California

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