WHO NEEDS GEMS WHEN YOU HAVE BOTANICAL JEWELS.
Jewelweed is one common name and they really are jewels of the plant world... not so sure about the weeds part. Impatiens are a huge diverse group of plants native to north and southern hemisphere from tropical to temperate areas. The amazing fact about Impatiens is that because they can replicate themselves via seed so quickly they have evolved quicker than other plants so quick that there is over 1000 species! All have flowers that are orchid like and fairly easy to look after too. We (think) we have one of the largest collections in the UK, if you have some perennial species that are not on the list? We want to hear from you about a possible acquisition of a cutting!
Impatiens arguta alba
This very easy and half to fully hardy species likes full to half shade with a well draining but most soil as well as lots of water!
Impatiens grandis subsp. rosea
This amazing species of impatiens from Asia likes full to half sun with a well draining soil, hardy down to 0C in winter bring into a frost free environment. Works well as a house plant.
Only found on one hillside in South Africa this amazing species likes full to half sun with well draining soils, forms a large tuber in winter, if mulched well should get through a UK winter.
Impatiens arguta 'Blue Dream'
A really good starting species this very vigorous plant can tolerate full sun, right through to full shade with well draining but moist soils. Fully hardy in the UK.
This amazing species of impatiens likes full to half shade with well draining soils, hardy down to -15C
This tender perennial species of impatiens likes full sun to full shade, with a moist but well draining soil. This species is very very prolific and can be grown as a annual. Not invasive but very easy to spread.