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Scientific Name: Impatiens x hybrida
Pronunciation: im-PAY-shunz ex HIB-rih-duh
Common Name: hybrid impatiens
Family Name: Balsaminaceae
Plant Type: Annual
Key ID Features: Leaves ovate, acute, solid dark-green, margins hairy, crenulate; flowers < 8 cm 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.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293, HORT 2355

Habit: Upright
Form: Weeping
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Rating: Zone 11: (above 4 C)
Exposure: Deep shade, Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Hanging basket, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google Cultivars shown may include I. 'Golden Surprise' (double flowered, variegated), I. Fanfare, I. 'Blush', and I. 'Pink Sparkle'.
hybrid impatiens
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Ovate
Apices: Acute, Cuspidate
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Crenate, Serrate

Inflorescence Type: Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Pink
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Capsule, Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Fruit Colour: Green
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Not showy
Bark or Stem Colour: Green

Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Rabbit resistant
(BED) BEDding, container, or basket
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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