Impatiens, SunPatiens (Impatiens spp.)
Impatiens, SunPatiens Plant FeaturesHeat and humidity won't stop SunPatiens impatiens from blooming its head off in your garden. Unlike its shade-loving cousins, SunPatiens thrives in full sun, eventually growing 24 to 36 inches (61 to 92 centimeters) tall and wide. This vigorous annual works great as a bedding plant or in a large container. Different varieties of SunPatiens are available in a wide range of colors, including white, rose, salmon, orange, lavender, and red. Plus, a few varieties also offer eye-catching variegated foliage. Hummingbirds love the nectar-rich flowers.
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Impatiens, SunPatiens Growing InstructionsGrow SunPatiens impatiens varieties in a sunny, partly shaded, or shaded spot with rich, well-drained soil. While they grow well in sun or shade, the plants typically produce more blooms in the sun. Water whenever the surface of the soil feels dry and fertilize with a little slow-release granular fertilizer at planting time. Like other members of the impatiens family, SunPatiens will not tolerate frost.
These quick-growing plants rarely need pruning, but you can pinch them back if they start to grow out of bounds.
SunPatiens impatiens are not recommended for human or animal consumption.
Medium water needs
Super-easy to grow
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Q&AI planted my SunPatiens in the sun, but they're wilting! Do they have a disease?
Probably not --- SunPatiens are highly resistant to most diseases. First off, check the soil moisture. SunPatiens can grow in full sun but they do need a lot of water, especially in hot or windy situations. Check to see if your SunPatiens are still wilting in the evening after the sun goes down and temperatures cool; if the plants recover, you have nothing to worry about -- they're just having a hard time taking in as much water as they need. If the SunPatiens don't recover at night, make sure the soil is moist. If it dries out fast, a layer of mulch can help it hold moisture longer.