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native Impatiens

Posted by blueangel NC7/8 (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 18, 08 at 9:19

Just wondering how many of you
grow the native Impatiens (jewelweed).
pros and cons was thinking about putting
some in the woodland garden.


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RE: native Impatiens

It grows wild down by my creek. I like the bluish cast to the leaves but overall the plant is kinda gangly. Maybe if you grew it in full sun it wouldn't be so stretched out.

RE: native Impatiens

I've got some growing wild too. It needs moisture and part shade or it won't do well.

RE: native Impatiens

I have it growing and love it. I have the orange but would also like to get the yellow/pallida going. There's some down at the park and i just need to collect some seed. It does seed around a bit much, but the seedlings are easy to ID and pull if you get too many. Big pro to me is it's supposed to help with poison ivy.

RE: native Impatiens

I have it growing wild, too, by our creek. I believe it prefers above-average water as it doesn't grow anywhere else on my property. It is a bit gangly but it's native, and the flowers are very pretty.


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