New Guinea Impatien Seed - where to get it?

tom8olvr(Z5 MA)November 20, 2008

Does anyone know where to get a good selection of NG seed?

The seed company I buy from only has a few selections and

I wanted to broaden my horizons!

Any info would be appreciated.


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Tom - you won't find a good selection of NG Impatien seeds because they don't exist. 99% of New Guineas are propagated from cuttings. The only decent selection from seed is the Divine Series, bred by Pan American Seed. I honestly don't know what retail sources carry it.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2008 at 12:46PM
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tom8olvr(Z5 MA)

Yah, I'm actually aware of that, and I don't want anything
too too crazy... leaf varigation and what not...

Looks like Vessey Seeds carries mixed, pink, red and white
of the Divine Series you mentioned.

I ordered from Hazzard seed last year and they have an okay
selection - I grew the Coral Flame and although they were
great, they were varying foliage - some were green some
were bronze... I'd like to get something with less
variation within the color and more varieties of colors...
if you catch my drift.

Does anyone else have any thoughts?

    Bookmark   November 20, 2008 at 4:03PM
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mxk3(Zone 6 SE MI)

Try Stokes Seeds.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2008 at 2:45PM
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tom8olvr(Z5 MA)

Stokes isn't carrying the NG anymore.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2008 at 9:27AM
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mxk3(Zone 6 SE MI)

Ooop, yep, you're right! I looked in the Stokes catalog last night and they don't have the NG seeds anymore. I know they used to carry them. Wonder what's up with that.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2008 at 12:18PM
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Hazzard has Java Mixed which might give you some variety. Thompson & Morgan also carry Java Mixed. I notice that Parks refers to Tango Hybrid as New Guinea. My one experience with New Guinea Impatiens (in hanging baskets) ended in a mass die-off from some unknown problem -- possibly a disease or overwatering.


    Bookmark   November 30, 2008 at 11:19AM
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tom8olvr(Z5 MA)

I had fantastic luck with them and was very pleased with how
they grew. I got mine through Hazzard and they were coral
flame or something but as I said the foliage was varitable.
Some being bronzish and the other green. I'd like to get
something a bit more uniform.

These are some pictures - they were beautiful - but definitely
not uniform... :)

    Bookmark   December 1, 2008 at 8:43AM
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Great pictures! They inspire me to try again with New Guinea Impatiens. The specimen in the fourth picture looks like it would be worthy of propagation by cuttings. You certainly got some good variation from your seed grown plants, and I think that is a good thing. I think that cuttings-propagated plants are always going to be more uniform than seed-propagated plants. But I personally like some variation, because I think it adds interest.


    Bookmark   December 1, 2008 at 6:38PM
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The eBay store "Seeds-in-Bulk-Source" carries seeds including some of the Divine series in retail sized amounts of seed.

A link to there store:

    Bookmark   January 29, 2009 at 1:12AM
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