Impatiens flowers sun tolerant

SunPatiens: Impatiens That Won’t Wilt In Full Sun

May 17, 2014 – 10:26 am

Impatiens—A favorite for

Plant breeders have been busy, and now is the newest member of the impatiens family, and as one would guess, it is a sun tolerant variety of the tried-and-true favorite annual. It also is advertised as blooming longer and being bushier than the impatiens that we all use in our shady spaces. It is also described as blooming earlier in the spring and keeping up its profuse bloom until frost.

One of SunPatiens®’ parents is the New Guinea type, but unlike it, this new sun lover does not wilt in full sun even in the south. The blooms are described as bold and beautiful, and there are three different types of the plant:

  1. “Landscape” plants spread yet are compact, with a rounded habit, deep green-colored foliage and white, orange, red and magenta flowers;
  2. “Spreading” plants are recommended for hanging baskets, as well as beds, and they have two-toned, golden-edged green leaves, and the marketers claim they will spread yet remain compact and never wilt;
  3. The “Compact” type of plants, recommended for containers as well as beds, is just 24 to 28 inches tall and grows in a tight mound (unlike the ‘Landscape’ type, which makes mounds and has 2 to 3 foot tall plants with solid green foliage).


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Prob a lot of your success will is dependent upon how many hours of aft sun you get. if it's noon on i think that should be plenty. many urban gardens are limited to aft or a.m. sun restrictions. i'd go for the leafy stuff... you can do all types of lettuces, frisee, mesclun, raddichio, arugula, kales, spinach, collards, etc. parsley's pretty tolerant- i like the italian stuff. mint. peas & bush beans- oh, & chives, garlic & onions. you can put in some flowers with those too- foxglove, coral bells, clarkia, impatiens, horned poppies, violas. i've been battling shade too & can't wait to prune back my fruit trees for next season

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