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About This Plant...
Genus and species: Impatiens walleriana
Plant type: warm-season annual
Height: 6-8 inches or 1-2 feet
Location and soil: full shade; rich soil
Uses: bedding, border, edging, containers
Bloom time: summer
Color range: coral, fuchsia, orange, pink, red, white
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 6-10 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: -
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 15-20 days
Germination temp.: 70-75 degrees F.
Sowing Depth: surface sow
Needs light or dark to germinate: light
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 12 inches
Growing On...
Pests:
Diseases:
Growing tips: also known as Busy Lizzy; one of the best annuals for shade; pinch back once or twice before setting out to promote compact, bushy growth; fall sowing in zones 9-10


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