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Scientific Name: Impatiens walleriana
Pronunciation: im-PAY-shunz wall-ur-ee-AY-nuh
Common Name: impatiens
Family Name: Balsaminaceae
Plant Type: Annual, Flowering pot plant
Key ID Features: Leaves ovate, margins dentate to crenate and/ or ciliate, to 7 cm long; flowers showy, 2-6 cm wide, flattened petals, slender-spur.
Course(s): Level 2 Apprenticeship, Level 4 Apprenticeship, CLT Training

Habit: Dense, Spreading, Stiffly upright
Form: Mounded, Round
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Australia / New Zealand, South America
Hardiness Rating: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Exposure: Deep shade, Filtered shade, Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: High
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Filler, Group or mass planting, Hanging basket
Additional Info: Google. Most images are plants in the New Guinea Group.
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate, Spiraled
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Lustrous
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Attenuate, Cordate
Margins: Ciliate, Crenate, Dentate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Violet, Pink, Red, Dark-red, Orange, Purple
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Green
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant, Seeds discharged with force when ripe (hence the name "Impatiens"
Bark or Stem Colour: Green

Propagation: Seed
Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot, Mites, Nematodes, Slugs or snails, Thrips, ( Disease resistant, Rabbit resistant )
Specific Pests: deer
(BED) BEDding, container, or basket
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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