What Is Impatiens Arguta – Tips For Growing Upright Impatiens Plants

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What Is Impatiens Arguta – Tips For Growing Upright Impatiens Plants

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer When you hear someone mention impatiens, you probably picture the old standby of shade-loving bedding plants with short succulent stems, delicate flowers and seed pods that burst from the slightest touch. You may also picture the intense variegated foliage of the increasingly popular, sun-tolerant New Guinea impatiens. Well, toss those pictures of common impatiens out the window because the new, rare varieties of Impatiens arguta are like no impatiens you’ve ever seen before. Read on for more Impatiens arguta information. What is Impatiens arguta? Impatiens arguta is a semi-shrubby, upright type of impatiens that grows 3-4 feet (91-122 cm.) tall and wide. Upright impatiens is native to regions of the Himalayas and grows as a perennial in in U.S. hardiness zones 7-11. In zones 9-11, it may grow as an evergreen and bloom all year. When temperatures in these zones dip too low, or there

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