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Impatiens (A)

Impatiens walleriana, I. auricoma

Annual

Start indoors 8-10 weeks before transplanting. Do not cover seed, just press lightly into soil. Appreciates bottom heat of 24°C (75°F), good air circulation and moist, but not soggy soil. Requires light and warm temperatures. Do not overwater as seedlings are susceptible to damping off. Plant outside about 2 weeks after last frost date. Space 4-6" apart. Adapts to shady or sunny areas, but must be watered faithfully in full sun.

Note: 'Jungle Gold' prefers rather heavy shade and soil that is kept on the dry side.

Information on Downy Mildew in Impatiens walleriana