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IMPATIENS walleriana 'Swirl Coral'

Image of Impatiens walleriana 'Swirl Coral' (SWIRL SERIES)

Family

Balsaminaceae

Botanical Name

IMPATIENS walleriana 'Swirl Coral'( SWIRL SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Busy Lizzy, Impatiens, Swirl Coral Impatiens

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

In their native climate of Eastern Africa, from Tunisia to Mozambique, Impatiens are a large growing, mound-forming and eagerly self-seeding perennial. In other parts of the world, colder climates, in particular, it has become recognized as a standard bedding plant and treated as an annual. This garden favorite has an extended bloom season from late spring to mid-fall.

Swirl Series is an almost dwarf, compact variety that produces flowers that are faintly two-tone or outlined. Swirl Coral Impatiens produce pale coral pink blooms oulined with a deep rose coral. Flowers appear to have a glistening shimmer. Prefers moist, humus rich soil with good drainage and partial sun to shade location. Use to fill gaps in shady gardens or plant en masse in dimmly lit corners. Plant also in seasonal hanging baskets.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Annual

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    8"-10" / 20.3cm - 25.4cm (10)

  • Width

    8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm (10)

  • Bloom Time

    Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    Eastern Africa

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Very Fast

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Red, Purple, Pink, Magenta, Rose, Salmon, Coral, Peach, Burgundy

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Fruit Color

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green, Burgundy, Crimson, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green, Burgundy, Crimson, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Dark Green, Burgundy, Crimson

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single, Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes