IMPATIENS x walleriana

Busy Lizzie



Height: 6-12" (15-30cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: White, pink, red, orange

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Rosidae (Rose Superorder)
Order: Geraniales (Geranium Order)
Family: Balsaminaceae (Balsam Family)
Genus: Impatiens (Impatiens)
Species: x walleriana (walleriana hybrids)
Impatiens x walleriana

Impatiens x walleriana hybrids are some of the most popular plants for hanging baskets and containers, as they produce plenty of flowers in bright colours over a long period. Although they are usually grown outdoors as annuals, they can also be grown as houseplants, when they will survive for several years. Many types have been bred for different size and colour, and many of the plants now available are F1 hybrids, in all shades of pink, red and orange, bicolours, picotees, and white, in heights ranging from 4" to around 2'. They are bushy plants and ideal for ground cover in sun or part-shade.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


Propagator (14 days)
Inside (7 days)

Seed Pod The seed pod is a fleshy three-sided cylinder.

Seed The seeds are very small brown drops. There are many seeds in a seed pod.

Seedling The seedleaves are wide and rounded with a notch at the tip. The first true leaves are
smaller, shorter, and with a point.

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