Impatiens hawkeri (New Guinea Busy Lizzie) Tamarinda Purple in 13cm Pot

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Busy Lizzies have become one of the most popular summer bedding plants of all time, with a huge variety of flower colours and types to choose from.

Impatiens hawkeri, ‘New Guinea Group’, are bigger and happy in sun or partial shade.

These popular bedding plants are tender perennials, but most gardeners grow them as annuals, replacing them each year. As they are not hardy, don’t plant out Impatiens ‘New Guinea’ until all risk of frost has passed. A spot where they get sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon is ideal. In a warm, sheltered spot they make flamboyant bedding displays. New Guinea impatiens also make a big impact in pots, making for an easy way to brighten patios and doorways.

Grow Impatiens ‘New Guinea ‘ in moist but well-drained soil in partial shade. Feed fortnightly with a high-potash fertiliser and deadhead spent blooms to prolong flowering. They all thrive in shade, one of the plant’s great attractions, but this is not essential and the plants are perhaps even more floriferous in good bright light. They are also relatively weather-proof, although the more compact varieties are better at withstanding wind.

Because New Guinea impatiens do not survive winters here, most gardeners dispose of them after the growing season. However, you can take them indoors to overwinter, and you should get flowers again the following spring.

Supplied in a 13cm pot

Availability: 3 in stock

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