Busy lizzie 'Sunpatiens Orange'

Impatiens 'Sunpatiens Orange' | Also known as: Balsam 'Sunpatiens Orange' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Impatiens is a genus that contains up to about a thousand species. It's also known in Great Britain as Busy Lizzie. Some impatiens grow to around two metres in height, but most are smaller than this. It has thick glossy leaves that are highly water repellant. This gives them a slightly greasy feel to the touch. Most have flowers with a horn shaped spur, and smaller upper petals. There are many colour varieties. Most varieties can be grown as a garden plant or a houseplant. They will grow well in the shade and in moist soil. The closer together you grow them, the taller they will grow, so if you want them to grow low to the ground, give them plenty of space.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.7 - 0.75
Spread [m]
  • 0.75
Dominant flower colour
  • Orange
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
  • Mid autumn
  • Late autumn
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • softwood cuttings
  • seed
Growth habit
  • Spreading
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z9-11
Heat zone
  • H11-9
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -7 - 4
Heat days
  • 120 - 210
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • Fast growing
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • Roses & classics
Garden type
  • Indoor or winter garden
  • Cottage garden
  • Containers
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 1 to 2 years
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Impatiens is a genus that contains up to about a thousand species. It's also known in Great Britain as Busy Lizzie. Some impatiens grow to around two metres in height, but most are smaller than this. It has thick glossy leaves that are highly water repellant. This gives them a slightly greasy feel to the touch. Most have flowers with a horn shaped spur, and smaller upper petals. There are many colour varieties. Most varieties can be grown as a garden plant or a houseplant. They will grow well in the shade and in moist soil. The closer together you grow them, the taller they will grow, so if you want them to grow low to the ground, give them plenty of space.

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