SunPatiens® Vigorous Pink New Guinea Impatiens
Impatiens 'SunPatiens Vigorous Pink'
SunPatiens® Vigorous Pink New Guinea Impatiens flowers
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Height: 3 feet
Spacing: 32 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Other Names: New Guinea Impatiens, Busy Lizzie, Busy Lizzy
Group/Class: SunPatiens Series
Brand: Proven Winners
SunPatiens® Vigorous Pink New Guinea Impatiens features bold pink round flowers at the ends of the stems from mid spring to early fall. Its pointy leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season.
SunPatiens® Vigorous Pink New Guinea Impatiens is a dense herbaceous annual with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.
SunPatiens® Vigorous Pink New Guinea Impatiens is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
- Hanging Baskets
Planting & Growing
SunPatiens® Vigorous Pink New Guinea Impatiens will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 32 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant performs well in both full sun and full shade. However, you may want to keep it away from hot, dry locations that receive direct afternoon sun or which get reflected sunlight, such as against the south side of a white wall. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
SunPatiens® Vigorous Pink New Guinea Impatiens is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.