Petticoat Blue Star New Guinea Impatiens have blueish-purple blooms with a darker star in the center on top of dark green foliage. This new series has a medium growth rate that tends to be very uniform across all colors. It flowers earlier than some other varieties.
New Guinea Impatiens are often called sunshine Impatiens because they tolerate more sun than regular impatiens. As the name indicates, these colorful plants are native to New Guinea, an island north of Australia. They were introduced in the 1970s and have been improved from stringy, low blooming plants to more compact plants with numerous blooms. New Guinea Impatiens are sturdy and offer bright colors with leaves that range from dark green to bronze and even variegated. These compact, mounding plants, are covered with blossoms from late spring to early fall.
Spacing: Plant 16″ to 18″ apart.
Height: Grows 6″ to 12″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in part sun to full shade
Outstanding Features: New Guinea Impatiens thrive in the heat.
Tips: New Guinea Impatiens perform well in both sun or shade. Where summers are hot and humid, plant in full sun with adequate water. In hot dry summer areas, plant in partial shade to full shade.
Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Landscapes
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