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

Category:

Annuals

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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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.