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Impatiens
Impatiens mirabilis

Family: Balsaminaceae
Genus: Impatiens (im-PAY-shuns) (Info)
Species: mirabilis (mih-RAB-ih-liss) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pale Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Succulent

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

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

JaraĆ­z De La Vera,

Wahiawa, Hawaii

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 6, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

very unusual species of impatiens which I can only find limited information on... is supposedly a monster of the impatiens world- huge flowers and plant itself has a succulent stem, can grow in drier warm climates, and gets up to 10' tall. Only seen a small one, and no flowers.