4+ foot tall...

shoelessjoe(z10 San Diego)August 13, 2004

I have the most amazing impatiens...

I have two shrubs... both are over 4' tall and about 3 feet wide. I have others forning into 4' trees.

They are purplish/pink in color.

I don't know what variety they are... Any suggestions?

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MrImpatiens(Zone 9 CA)

If the flowers are like the bedding type than it is Impatiens sodenii var oliveri. These can get to 10 feet in the wild.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2004 at 12:23AM
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shoelessjoe(z10 San Diego)

I think...

They have almost flourescent pink/purple flowers. I used to have orange ones just like it.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2004 at 7:30PM
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MrImpatiens(Zone 9 CA)

Sounds like one that I have as well. I dont know the cultivar name for it. I just call it Giant Walleriana. If mine is the same as yours mine is about 5 feet tall. I have been looking for other color forms of it but have only seen the one.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2004 at 11:58PM
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PoppyLover(zone 6 (MA.))

***It Sounds Like Balsam! (Touch Me Nots!) Not Reg. Impatiens!
As My Balsm/Touch Me Nots Grow Too Tall!!!
***I'm Looking For Some Mixed Impatiens Seeds For Next Year!!! (Can You "Help"?) ;-)

    Bookmark   August 30, 2004 at 5:59PM
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UllisGarden(z4NYClinton)

look at my impatients
I didn't know name and nobody around here has them, I found out today they are impatient glandulifera.

Here is a link that might be useful: mystery no more

    Bookmark   September 14, 2004 at 4:27PM
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GingerBlue(z6 MO)

I noticed this fall at our doctors' office the impatiens were close to 4ft high. They were regular bedding impatiens, single, in mixed colors. They were in full shade and you could see they were well watered and well fertilized. They were leggy, though, and not upright and branched. I'd never seen impatiens that high. In neighboring beds with more light the same type was planted and it was much more normal in height. Still impressive, though.

    Bookmark   December 12, 2004 at 12:21AM
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