Sunday, August 02, 2009
Synonyms: Parrot Plant
This is certainly an unusual plant. My friend is growing this in his garden and while it is a tall and lanky plant it has been blooming all summer. I hadn’t seen it before so I decided to look up some information on the species.
Impatiens niamniamensis is a frost tender flower from East Africa. It easily grows to 3 feet tall and requires a lot of water and full shade. It also can be grown indoors for the winter but can get spider mite infestations. There is some color variation both in the age of the flower and among specimens. It is easy to grow from seed or cuttings.
Here are a couple of Daylilies that I spotted on my appointments yesterday. The first is one that we planted this year. It is called ‘North Port’ and out of the 15 or so varieties that we were able to get wholesale this season, this one was the best. The color combination is really nice. It grows kind of short which is also good. The second flower was an unusual dusty kind of orange and it was attractive but in a different way than the ‘North Port’. Each of the two farms we garden for have nice Daylily collections.
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