African Impatiens
Impatiens auricoma 'Jungle Gold'

Family: Balsaminaceae
Genus: Impatiens (im-PAY-shuns) (Info)
Species: auricoma (aw-RIK-oh-muh) (Info)
Cultivar: Jungle Gold

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 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:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Regional

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

Alameda, California

Hollywood, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Manchester, New Hampshire

Denville, New Jersey

Lake Toxaway, North Carolina

Ardmore, Oklahoma

Brookhaven, Pennsylvania

Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
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0
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1
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 13, 2008, woodspirit1 from Lake Toxaway, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

someone sent me 3 or 4 seeds a couple of years ago and only one germinated. I took cuttings and now have 4 plants all in the same pot. They are blooming quite profusely so their small size doesn't matter. Perhaps it was the added Miracle Gro or triple phosphates.
I love this plant that looks like a cross between a jewelweed and an impatien. Lovely leaves, too.

Positive

On Apr 14, 2008, Susan_C from Alameda, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Easy to grow from seed, flowers over a long period and really lights up a shady bed with a tropical feel.

Positive

On Aug 15, 2006, growin from Beautiful, BC (Zone 9b) wrote:

I came across this plant in a planted bed at the beach. I was surprised it was in full sun. There were lots of blooms, the plants looked full and healthy. I'd grow this plant.

Negative

On Sep 8, 2005, flowercrazy39 from Manchester, NH wrote:

I found the blooms too small to see all that well. Not worth growing to me.