Scientific Name: Impatiens hawkeri
Common Name: New Guinea impatiens
Family Name: Balsaminaceae
Origin: Australia / New Zealand
Hardiness Zone: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 °C)
Plant Type: Annual, Flowering pot plant
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal, Round
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Filler, Group or mass planting, Hanging basket, Indoor plant, Small garden/space, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Whorled, Succulent, Lanceolate, Serrate
Flowers: Flowers solitary, White, Orange, Violet, Pink, Magenta, Red, Dark-red, May-Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep-Oct
Fruit: Capsule, Green, Red, Brown, Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves are solid dark-green, lanceolate with acuminate to acute tips and distinct hair glands that extend along serrate margins, most mature leaves 10-17cm long; flowers single, <8cm long, spurred in colors of red, crimson, pink, purple, or white. Hybrids: Leaves tricolor with red midrib, yellow arrow-like centre, and the rest dark-green.