SunPatiens® Compact Tropical Rose New Guinea Impatiens
Impatiens 'SunPatiens Compact Tropical Rose'
SunPatiens® Compact Tropical Rose New Guinea Impatiens flowers
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SunPatiens® Compact Tropical Rose New Guinea Impatiens in bloom
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Height: 24 inches
Spacing: 20 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Other Names: New Guinea Impatiens, Busy Lizzie, Busy Lizzy
Group/Class: SunPatiens Series
Brand: Proven Winners
This selection is ideal for landscapes and containers, producing masses of fast color; thrives in sun and shade, does well in heat, yet tolerates light frost; vigorous and disease resistant
SunPatiens® Compact Tropical Rose New Guinea Impatiens features bold scarlet round flowers with lavender overtones at the ends of the stems from mid spring to early fall. Its attractive pointy leaves remain yellow in color with distinctive dark green edges throughout the season.
SunPatiens® Compact Tropical Rose New Guinea Impatiens is a dense herbaceous annual with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.
SunPatiens® Compact Tropical Rose New Guinea Impatiens is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
SunPatiens® Compact Tropical Rose New Guinea Impatiens will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant does best in a location that gets morning sunlight but is shaded from the hot afternoon sun, although it will also grow in full shade. Keep it away from hot, dry locations that receive direct afternoon sun or which get reflected sunlight, such as against the south side of a white wall. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It may require supplemental watering during periods of drought or extended heat. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
SunPatiens® Compact Tropical Rose New Guinea Impatiens is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.
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