A popular heirloom with soft magenta flowers, Impatiens walleriana 'Variegata' worked beautifully last summer in our shade garden. The white-edged, slate-green foliage harmonized well with the Hosta and Ferns while adding a subtle spot of color.
Impatiens is a wide-spread and sizable genus (more than 800 species) of annuals and perennials with juicy and almost succulent stems. They are found in tropical and warm regions of the world. You may know one of our native species of moist areas, the orange jewel weed (Impatiens capensis).
For more information on growing Impatiens, click Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
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Ed from Onalaska, WI
Had this plant for 40+ years but lost it two years ago; made 200+ cuttings during the winter to make a bold statement in my shady front yard; absolutely thrilled to find a source for this magnificent plant.
Whitebeard from Long Island, NY
Impatiens are commonly sold around here and are usually considerably cheaper than these, but these are worth every cent. Those I had in containers did especially well and grew into huge, full and beautiful plants. A small patch of these would make a most striking display.
Latin Name Pronunciation: im-pay'she-enz
SUGGESTED USE: Summer bedding plants or in containers and windowboxes.
CULTURE: Partial shade. Good potting soil or soil rich in organic matter. Keep soil evenly moist. In containers, fertilize every other week with a water-soluble house plant fertilizer. Can be brought indoors in winter in cold climates, and kept in a sunny window.
PESTS: Few problems with insects or diseases when grown outdoors. Indoors, aphids or whitefly may be a problem.
For information on planting and care of annuals, click here.