Impatiens, Busy Lizzy
Impatiens walleriana 'Pink Ice'

Family: Balsaminaceae
Genus: Impatiens (im-PAY-shuns) (Info)
Species: walleriana (wall-er-ee-AH-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pink Ice
Additional cultivar information:(PP09276, Summer Ice Series)
Hybridized by Cole
Registered or introduced: 1994

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Variegated

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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 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:

Headland, Alabama

Cartersville, Georgia

Red Wing, Minnesota

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 22, 2012, purplecharon from Headland, AL wrote:

I have had this plant in the past & loved it. Can't seem to find it this spring. Can someone help me find it again???

Positive

On Dec 31, 2007, glassnmor from Davenport, FL wrote:

I received this plant about 5-6 years ago and used it as an annual at my home in Ontario, Canada. I winter in Florida so I dug the plant up and replanted it there for the winter. Since then I've been either digging the plant up or taking cuttings back and forth from Florida to Canada and the plants are healthy and in full bloom year round.

Positive

On Jan 11, 2007, rubygloomrox from Red Wing, MN wrote:

It's an annual here in Minnesota, but I grow them every year. I love them for my patio and deck planters. They are gorgeous plants for shade and bloom all summer long. Even when I've forgotten to water them a few times, they bounced right back once I did. They stay showy and are one of my favorites for the planters.