Shady Lady Pastel Mix Hybrid Impatiens Flower Seeds

August 10, 2012 – 07:51 am

Park's Superior Seeds
Genus Impatiens
Species walleriana
Variety Shady Lady Pastel Mix Hybrid
Item Form (P) Pkt of 30 seeds
Bloom Season Early Summer - Late Fall
Habit Mound-shaped
Seeds Per Pack 30
Plant Height 12 in - 15 in
Plant Width
Bloom Size 2 in
Additional Characteristics Ever Blooming, Flower
Bloom Color Mix
Light Requirements Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist, well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal, loamy
Uses Baskets, Beds, Ornamental, Outdoor

Park Seed's humidity- and temperature-controlled seed storage vaultAmazing

I grew these with bacopa from Park Seed. A wonderful, beautiful combination in my shaded flower bed, really popping out in front of my dark brick home.

Impatiens is the botanical name for Impatiens
Impatiens Germination Information

How to Sow Impatiens:

  • Sow indoors at 70-75° with NO cover as light aids in germination
  • For growing indoors, sow seeds at any time
  • For planting outside, sow seeds 12 weeks before last frost but It is not recommended to sow seeds outdoors
  • Expect germination in 15-20 days
  • If sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Impatiens:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Plant out 12-15 inches apart in an acidic, rich, moist, well-drained soil in full to partial shade

Soil: Fertilize regularly

Temperature: Grow on at 65-75° days and 62-65° nights. Impatiens are very temperature sensitive: above 85° will cause plants to stretch, while below 60° will delay flowering and slow growth, and below 55° will cause chill injury

Testing seeds against minimum germination standardsIndoor planting: Site in full sun or bright light in a rich soil. remove dead flowers and leaves to tidy plants, pinch growth to increase branching and promote a tight habit, and do not allow plants to dry out

Appearance and Use:

With its vigorous habit and prolific flower display from summer to frost, it is used in borders, in bedding and edging situations, in planters and hanging baskets, and as a houseplant. Habit is rounded from 6-30 inches high and wide, with green leaves from 11/2-4 inches long. The open-faced flowers are 1-2 inches in diameter, single or double in petal arrangement, and in colors of white, pink, orange, salmon, red, and lavender. Flower colors may be solid or bicolor

About Impatiens:
Pronunciation: im-pa’shenz wal-er’e-a’nå
Lifecycle: Annual
Origination: Balsaminacea; native to east Africa
Common Name: Impatiens

Superior Germination Through Superior Science

Park Seed offers some of the highest-quality vegetable and flower seeds available in the industry, and there are a number of reasons for this.

First of all, we have humidity- and temperature-controlled storage, and we never treat any of our seeds with chemicals or pesticides. Nor do we ever sell GMO's (genetically modified seeds), so you always know the products you're buying from us are natural as well as safe for you and the environment.

Superior Standards - University Inspected

To make sure we are providing the best seed product possible and that our customers will get the highest number of seedlings from every packet, we conduct our own germination testing and have quality-control measures in every stage of our seed-handling operation. We hold ourselves to standards that are at or above federal and state standards, including testing specific crops more frequently than recommended by federal guidelines. And in order to maintain our organic certification, we welcome Clemson University to inspect us annually to make sure our organic seeds, which are stored and processed separately, are being handled properly.

Park Seed's exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil seed packetsHand Packed By Experienced Technicians

Park Seed has been handling and packing vegetable and flower seeds for 145 years, a history that has given us a great understanding of how each variety should be cared for and maintained throughout every step of theprocess, from collection to shipping.

When packing our seeds, the majority are actually done by hand (with extreme care!), and we often over-pack them, so you're receiving more than the stated quantity.

The Park Seed Gold Standard

And many of our seeds are packed in our exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil packets, which are lined to keep moisture out, so the seeds stay fresher for longer. We carefully pack very tiny or fragile seeds in crush-proof vials to ensure safe delivery to your home. Some of the small seeds are also offered as "pellets" (have a clay coating) to make sowing and growing easier. When it comes to the kinds of seeds we offer, we are constantly seeking something new and provide many unique and hard-to-find varieties from all around the world. Our on-staff horticulturists are ready and available to share their expertise to help you with the success of these seeds, so you can grow a beautiful and productive garden!

Does Park sell GMO's or treated seeds?

It is important for our customers to know that Park Seed does not sell GMO or treated seed. We do buy a small amount of traditional hybrid seed from Seminis, a division of Monsanto Co., but that is all we purchase from them.

What are the differences between organic, heirloom, and hybrid seed?

Basically, organic seeds are seeds that are produced without the use and exposure to artificial/chemical fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, and other chemicals. They have to be grown, harvested, stored, and handled under very strict organic rules and procedures. All of our organic seeds are USDA 100% certified organic through Clemson University and the certificate has to be renewed yearly.

Heirloom Seeds are open-pollinated -- they are not hybrids. You can gather and save heirloom seed from year to year and they will grow true to type every year, so they can be passed down through generations. To be considered an heirloom, a variety would have to be at least from the 1940's and 3 generations old (many varieties are much older -- some 100 years or more!).

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Other suggestions

My shade garden has the following:
-hostas (obviously not evergreen)
-impatiens (annual)
-lariope (good choice for you I think-- do a google search. It's a grasslike plant that spreads well and has spiky purple flowers in summer)
-pachysandra (good groundcover, grows to about 8 in tall, has little white flowers in spring, takes a couple years to really proliferate)
Good luck!

Oops - bought Miracle-Gro garden soil instead..

Of potting soil. The garden soil is for use in-ground only (not potting) and requires mixing it with the present garden soil (50-50 mix).
Unfortunately I live in a condominium and don't have access to any present garden soil.
I want to use the Miracle-Gro garden soil for potting if I can. Is there anything(s) I can buy to mix with it so I can do this?
Just potting up some vinca minor starts (dug with roots) and some annual flowers, such as impatiens and begonias.



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