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Impatiens noli-tangere

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Family: Balsaminaceae
Genus: Impatiens (im-PAY-shuns) (Info)
Species: noli-tangere (NO-lee TAN-ger-ee) (Info)

Category:
Annuals
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous

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

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative Weezingreens On Nov 29, 2005, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

In the last three years, this plant has appeared on my property, probably tagging along with a plant or some purchased local topsoil. The stems are quite hollow, and it is readily pulled out of the ground, but it reseeds at an alarming rate. I think this plant could be a problem in our cool, moist climate.

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

, (2 reports)
Seward, Alaska
Evanston, Illinois



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