Colour mix on Impatiens Walleriana
Hello Everyone, As I understand Impatiens Walleriana, is it a species that has been grown in Australia as a common garden plant for many years, known casually as Bizzie Lizzie. The variety I speak of has been around for many years and grows well in shade and semi shade, is generally an open growth bush up to half metre in height, can have blooms on the same bush where the colours can vary a little from entire same colour to blooms mixed with white patches etc and has bloom petals that do not overlap and self seeds prolifically - very close to being a weed.
If so, they differ much to what is on offer these days as Impatiens Walleriana. Are today's Impatiens Walleriana a hybrid of the old Bizzie Lizzie using other compatible species? .. or the result of breeding within the Impatiens Walleriana species ?
Do any of today's Impatiens Walleriana with compact, low growing bushs and blooms that have overlapping bloom petals exhibit varied bloom colours/combination of colours on the same bush as did the old open petalled Bizzie Lizzie ?
Regards, Brian Kerr.