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PlantFiles: Impatiens, Busy Lizzy
Impatiens walleriana 'Cajun Violet'

Family: Balsaminaceae
Genus: Impatiens (im-PAY-shuns) (Info)
Species: walleriana (wall-er-ee-AH-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Cajun Violet


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Unknown - Tell us


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive DonnaA2Z On Feb 22, 2007, DonnaA2Z from Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

A vigorous growing inmpatien. As with most impatiens, prune to prevent leginess. In my zone, they last throught the winter in pots. If temps drop below 35 for more than one day, cover or place in warmer area.


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

Fallbrook, California
Jacksonville, Florida
Lilburn, Georgia
West Point, Iowa
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Plantersville, Texas

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