Botanical name: Impatiens
Plant type: Flower
USDA Hardiness Zones: 10, 11
Sun exposure: Part Sun
Soil type: Loamy
Soil pH: Neutral?
Flower color: Red, Pink, Orange, Yellow, Purple, White
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Impatiens is a beautiful annual that makes an excellent houseplant or summer bedding plant. It is also known as "Busy Lizzie" and its name is a Latin word that describes the way its seeds shoot out of its pods when ripe (the slightest touch can make a ripe impatiens seed pod burst open and scatter its seeds). Impatiens like shade and moisture.
25 Freshly Harvested Seeds
Beautiful Packaging, Instructions on backside.
The closer impatiens plants are, the taller they will grow, so space accordingly (impatiens plants can grown anywhere between 6 and 30 inches tall). For flower beds, plant 8 to 12 inches apart so the plants will stay low to the ground.
You can mix in compost or a slow-release fertilizer before transplanting to help the plants.
The most important thing to remember about impatiens plants is to water them regularly. Keep them moist, but not too wet. If the plants dry out, they will lose their leaves. If you over-water the plants, this could encourage fungal diseases.