Scientific Name: Impatiens x hybrida
Common Name: hybrid impatiens
Family Name: Balsaminaceae
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 11: (above 4 °C)
Plant Type: Annual
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Weeping
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Hanging basket, Summer interest
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Elliptic, Ovate, Crenate, Serrate
Flowers: Flowers solitary, White, Orange, Purple, Pink, Magenta, Red, Dark-red, Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Capsule, Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Green, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves ovate, acute, solid dark-green, margins hairy, crenulate; flowers < 8cm wide, spur, red, crimson, pink, purple,or white. New Guinea hybrids: leaves tricolor with red midrib, yellow arrow-shaped center and dark-green towards the margins.