Sunday, June 17, 2007

Double Impatients (Impatiens walleriana ‘Fiesta White’)

Double Impatients
Impatiens walleriana ‘Fiesta White’

I bought a couple of hanging baskets of this flower. It seems lovely so far. It has just a hint of pink inside the flowers. I have been seeing more and more Double Impatients. More and more varieties of Impatients in general, and as with most types there is a whole series of colors named ‘Fiesta’. While looking up this flower I found this site:
UGA trials
which was interesting to me as they provide performance data for a lot of different cultivars over the entire season. I figure if a plant can perform well in Georgia’s summer than it can certainly make in Connecticut’s.

Here is a link to the 2005 data on ‘Fiesta White’:

I didn’t get all the plants in yesterday all though I really tried so it is back to Westport on Monday. I have to pick up my Japanese Maple also. Today I was going to New York but I have a lot of paperwork to do. I allowed myself the luxury of sleeping to 6:30 and need to start the paper chase soon. I am going to the private garden in Greenwich as that is too good to miss.

This a shrub rose spray that I saw at the nursery.


RUTH said...

I've a few doubles of various colours myself. Stunning aren't they.

Ki said...

You could have fooled me. I thought the 'fiesta white' was a gardenia.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Ruth, hi. I think I will try a few other colors.

Ki, I guess it does look like a Gardenia. It is missing what I considered the most heavenly fragrance in the plant world.