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Impatiens, Busy Lizzy
Impatiens walleriana 'Fiesta Pink Ruffle'

Family: Balsaminaceae
Genus: Impatiens (im-PAY-shuns) (Info)
Species: walleriana (wall-er-ee-AH-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fiesta Pink Ruffle
Additional cultivar information:(Fiesta™ series)

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 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

Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Chartreuse/Yellow

Smooth-Textured

Veined

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

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:

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Lansing, Kansas

Sunnyside, New York

Newark, Ohio

Meshoppen, Pennsylvania

Dallas, Texas

Denton, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 22, 2009, PinetopPlanter from Auburn Four Corners, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is by far the best double impatiens I've ever seen or grown. The flowers are perfect "roses," large and symmetrically double, and the plants are lush and self-cleaning. They are performing beautifully in windowboxes on a deck in a wooded area which receives half day sun. I would grow them again in a heartbeat.

Positive

On Aug 16, 2004, gardenwife from Newark, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

This impatiens is a stellar performer. It gives all the beauty of a rose bloom with none of the fuss. They root very easily from cuttings and provide season-long color. They're self-cleaning and don't require deadheading, though pinching them back will make them stockier, fuller plants.