Blue Flowered Impatiens namchabawensis in bloom!

Boca_Joe(zone 7A)May 16, 2006

I managed to locate seeds for these this past winter in the UK and they germinated easily. The color is unreal, just as you see it here- sky blue!

They seem to like open shade, at least here in central Maryland.

I have one planted in a pot with Impatiens Seashell 'Papaya'-should be a great combo!

enjoy

Boca Joe

Here is a link that might be useful: blue flowered impatiens

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abc_impatiens

Nice pics.

Yes, this is the great 'Blue Diamond' Impatiens - Impatiens namchabarwensis.

It is often misspelled as Impatiens namchabawensis.

This new species was discovered in the Namchabarwa canyon in Tibet in the summer of 2003

Flowers are bright ultramarine blue, with small white markings at center and yellow in throat.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   May 17, 2006 at 12:41PM
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trangran

I love the look of this plant and am interested in the Impatiens species in generall, If anyone knows where I can get Seeds or a plant in the Uk or indeed any Impatiens but especially espnamchabawensis, or puberula, I shall be greatfull

    Bookmark   August 7, 2006 at 4:34AM
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MrImpatiens(Zone 9 CA)

Trangran
You are in luck. Ray Morgan is the National Collection holder in England. He lives in Port Talbot in Wales. Email me and I will give you his email. You can find my email by my website mrimpatiens.com

    Bookmark   August 7, 2006 at 11:06PM
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romando(9b/10a , sunset 17)

Trangran: I have seeds to impatiens balsamina in a coral color, as well as seeds for impatiens glandulifera (wine red policeman's helmet impatiens) if you're interested. I'm quite interested in working out some sort of trade with you; I have a special favor to ask of anyone living in Wales!

Amanda 'romando'

    Bookmark   August 23, 2006 at 1:43AM
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pam_aa(z5 Berwyn Il.)

Impatiens namchabarwensis looks so cool, are they easy to grow?

    Bookmark   September 20, 2006 at 2:57PM
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Boca_Joe(zone 7A)

yes, they have been very easy for me. However they did stop blooming for a few weeks when the temps were around 100. They are blooming like crazy now.

Boca Joe

    Bookmark   September 20, 2006 at 4:27PM
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cmykoi(6)

I too have been taken by the namchabawensis beauty. If anyone can help me to find plants I would be eternally grateful. I seem to have a black thumb for seeds.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2007 at 7:11PM
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MrImpatiens(Zone 9 CA)

cmykoi
You might want to try Cistus Nursery and Annies Annuals in the spring. I dont know if they will be in the catalog, you may have to ask. I do know they do have some.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2007 at 11:02PM
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loganlady

Yes they do...at Cistus Nursery. I just ordered a few. It's in their mail order list.

Beca

    Bookmark   February 20, 2007 at 9:27PM
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loganlady

Mine are blooming now and how beautiful they are!!!!! If I could figure out an easier way to show a photo of them on here, I would.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2007 at 11:48AM
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