Impatiens provides brilliant color in the shade where few other flowers thrive. Unlike with most flowers, you never need to trim off spent blooms to tidy up the plant and promote longer flowering. As long as you give it plenty of water, impatiens will bloom magnificently from spring until frost. This flower has five petals, although the lower petals on each flower are fused together to form two lobed pairs. Impatiens like partial to full shade and rich, evenly moist, well-drained soil. New Guinea impatiens grow best in full sun to very light shade. Fertilize every four to six weeks or work in a slow-release fertilizer at planting time.
- Common Name: Jewelweed
- Bloom: Spring | Late Spring | Early Summer | Summer | Late Summer | Early Fall
- Growth: 12-18 Inches
- Exposure: Partial Shade | Full Shade
- Water: Average