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Impatiens, Busy Lizzy
Impatiens walleriana 'Tioga Purple Star'

Family: Balsaminaceae
Genus: Impatiens (im-PAY-shuns) (Info)
Species: walleriana (wall-er-ee-AH-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tioga Purple Star
Additional cultivar information:(PP12544, TiogaŽ series, aka TiPar)
Hybridized by Cosner
Registered or introduced: 2000

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Rubbery-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)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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:

Salt Lake City, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.