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What Are Double Impatiens?

May 7, 2014 – 09:38 am

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Double impatiens are a type of showy annual flower. Popular in gardens, these plants are relatively easy to care for, but require regular fertilization and consistently moist soil. Native to Australia and South America, the flowers are also seen frequently in North American gardens. The blossoms are found in a variety of vibrant colors and may attract hummingbirds or butterflies.

With fuller blossoms than other impatiens varieties, the double impatiens' flowers more closely resemble roses. The flowers are usually smaller than rose blossoms and more brightly colored than regular impatiens. They occur in many shades, most often in reds, pinks, and peaches. This flower earns the name "double" because it actually contains a double blossom, producing at least twice as many petals per blossom as non-double varieties. The plants themselves are taller than other impatiens, reaching heights of 16 inches (40.6 cm).

Grown in outdoor or greenhouse gardens, as well as in hanging or box planters, double impatiens thrive in moist, warm climates, and in well-drained, fertile soil. They can, however, sometimes be purposefully cultivated in dry or wet environments when extra care is taken. Although these flowers enjoy morning sunlight, direct afternoon light is too harsh for double impatiens, and so they should be planted in an area that is shaded in the afternoon. Too much shade, however, and the plants will not grow or bloom well.

These flowers bloom in spring through early summer. Clipping or pruning is not necessary, but can be done if desired. Some varieties do have a tendency to overgrow, and therefore they may need to be controlled. The plants may instead grow straight up with little branching growth and so may need to be pinched to encourage growth in areas lacking foliage. This issue seems more prevalent in earlier versions of the plant, however. Dead or dying leaves and blossoms fall off the plant naturally, so do not need to be removed by hand.


HOME-OUTDOOR 100 Mixed Colors DOUBLE CAMELLIA IMPATIENS (Balsam / Lady Slipper / Touch Me Not) Impatiens Balsamina Flower Seeds Garden, Lawn, Supply, Maintenance
Lawn & Patio (HOME-OUTDOOR)
  • BLOOM TIME: Late Spring - Early Fall
  • HARDINESS ZONE: Annual (but reseeds itself easily, so it acts like a perennial in all zones)
  • PLANT HEIGHT: 24 - 36 . . . PLANT SPACING: 6 - 9
  • LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun - Part Shade . . . SOIL / WATER: Average
  • I think the best way to describe these lovely flowers would be BREATHTAKING! I find them to be even

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I lost track of this thread - I, too, cut back my coleus and fill vases and jars and whatever else I can find to stuff them into.
I have the perfect east room for them to brighten the dreary winter months.
Impatiens can also be cut and rooted in this manner - I just this afternoon finished trimming back all of the plants in my garden for just this purpose.
Keep them pinched back so they get nice and full.
When I was young, my mom and the neighbor lady were the 'plant ladies' of the small town we lived in - what one didn't have, the other one did.
Mom still has (after all these years) an Impatiens (that we knew as a Sultana at that time) that I brought her home from school - I had noticed that my teacher at that time had a salmon colored one that she agreed...

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We live at Southshore Alameda. Here's some of what we've put in since we moved here in 2002. Existing was a lawn in front yard and in back yard two non-fruiting plum trees, one lemon tree, and a camelia.
Back yard (mostly concrete slab with a two-foot dirt border around outside):
Red sage about 8' tall in corner.
Tree dahlia 10' tall almost obliterating neighbor's yard.
Three columnar apple trees.
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"Cabbage" Tree recently transplanted from container-we have 90% of our plants in containers in back yard due to concrete slab

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