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PlantFiles: New Guinea Impatiens
Impatiens x hawkeri 'Infinity Orange Frost'

Family: Balsaminaceae
Genus: Impatiens (im-PAY-shuns) (Info)
Species: x hawkeri (HAWK-er-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Infinity Orange Frost
Additional cultivar information: (Infinity series)

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

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6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive lmelling On Oct 26, 2004, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Grown as an annual in zone 5. This is a wonderful impatiens that does well in my shade garden, lasting well into the fall. It will withstand weeks of 40 - 50 degree days and nights and keep its color. Has withstood light frosts beneath my pine trees. I look for it every year!


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

Little Rock, Arkansas
Mountain Home, Arkansas
Denver, Colorado
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Ithaca, New York
Cincinnati, Ohio
Clinton, South Carolina
Dallas, Texas

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