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Blue-flowered Impatiens, Blue Diamond Impatiens
Impatiens namchabarwensis

Family: Balsaminaceae
Genus: Impatiens (im-PAY-shuns) (Info)
Species: namchabarwensis (nam-cha-bar-WEN-sis) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Alameda, California

Albany, California

East Richmond Heights, California

Richmond, California

Washington, District Of Columbia

Tuckahoe, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 4, 2007, congminglaoshi from Tuckahoe, NY wrote:

Hard to get, but easy to grow. Self seeds readily, seeds survive cold winters to germinate in spring. Rootstock not perennial (in cold winter climates) nor fleshy, as sometimes reported. Main pest is spider mites. Blooms when young and will bloom until frost unless weather is really hot. This will become much more widespread in the future on account of its ease of propagation and intriguing flower color (sometimes more violet blue than blue, but still unique for impatiens). Much better bloomer than I. arguta, a near relative.
Native to a single river gorge in Tibet in which China plans to build a huge dam in the future, which may destroy its habitat.