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Impatiens, New Guinea impatiens—

Impatiens wallerana

Family Balsaminaceae (Balsam family)

Plant Identification

Impatiens are annual or perennial plants. Perennial species are often grown as annuals. Flowers bloom throughout the summer and vary in color, which includes pink, white, red, purple, and orange. Impatiens are usually planted in containers or borders and attract hummingbirds.

Optimum conditions for growth

Impatiens require regular water and, depending on species, do best in partial or full shade and prefer moist well-drained soils.

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