Micro-Mini Impatiens?

nberg7(z7NC)April 28, 2006

I don't know if I just missed these before, but I bought one of those "color bowl" pots at a box store today because it appeared to me that amongst all the various plants were these tiny, tiny flowered impatiens. This bowl came with both white and light pink and I know I'll have to try and propagate. Anyone else growing these?

-Nan

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MrImpatiens(Zone 9 CA)

These are hard to find here in my area. I am told they are true Impatiens walleriana just a drawf form. I have seen a couple of lines of these one called Firefly and the other Pixie. They are all related to the Mini Hawaii series that had bicolored flowers. The bad thing about these is that they are hard to over winter.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2006 at 3:29PM
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nberg7(z7NC)

I'll try and post some photos here soon of them. And yes, they are identical to walleriana, including the seed pod- everything is just smaller. I'd say the flower head is about the size of a Bacopa would be. I really love the way they look!
-Nan

    Bookmark   April 30, 2006 at 10:35PM
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nberg7(z7NC)

Here are a couple of comparison photos on the size of these minis (white and pink)- they're currently paired with a double red (normal size,) and looking pretty straggely due to propagation cuttings.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2006 at 1:42AM
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rootdiggernc(Z-7A NC)

I have the red pixie and so far it's looking good. It was pretty pitiful when I first planted it, but well enough now that I just took some cuttings off of it.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2006 at 6:07PM
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nberg7(z7NC)

Mine was pretty pitiful when I bought them too, but with this sudden surge of heat/humidity here in 7A they've filled out nicely. The cuttings from these have been tricker for me to get started, but I fear I won't find them again so I've got to keep them going until next year. I'm also going to try and save seed if possible.
-Nan

    Bookmark   June 20, 2006 at 10:59PM
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billandbev_tds_net

I havee a pink one and a purple one. I did not see any of
them last year. I haave propagated them for several years. I have seen other colors.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2011 at 2:06PM
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hwgang

I would give my eye teeth if someone had any firefly impatiens to share. I have grown them for years and years and wintered them over in the house. Every once in a while something would happen and I'd buy all new stock each spring...and then they were discontinued! I have searched and searched. I miss my old friends dearly. I'd love any/all colors, but white, pink and red in that order are my most missed. I do all manner of miniature gardens and these were low-light tolerant GEMS. Thank you so much for any consideration.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 7:52PM
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