Are Impatiens Perennials?

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Impatiens are popular bedding plants not only because of their striking appearance but also because they require little maintenance. They may be grown in shady flower beds, planted in masses under trees or in window boxes, or tucked into a hanging container.

Identification

  • Impatiens are part of a large genus of 850 different species that includes annuals, evergreen perennials and subshrubs. Impatiens native to the tropics and other warm regions.

Features

  • Impatiens bear five-petaled flowers that bloom from spring to frost in a wide range of colors, including, red, rose, pink, violet, salmon and orange. They bear brittle stems and fleshy, succulent foliage.

Considerations

  • Impatiens require part shade and a site that is sheltered from wind. They thrive in moist, well-drained soil that is rich in humus.

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