Monday, May 17, 2010

New Guinea Impatiens


New Guinea Impatiens
Impatiens x hybrida ‘Sonic Sweet Orange’
(im-PAY-shuns)
Synonyms: Impatiens hawkeri

Since the New Guinea Impatiens did well last year they have moved up to take a larger role in one of the mass annual plantings we do every year. This is one of the colors we are using. The plant itself is compact growing to about 12 to 18 inches tall and it has that slightly reddish dark foliage. The darker foliage sets of the brightly colored flowers well. Making up these large plantings is always a bit worrisome and is carefully balanced on what we want and what is available. Hopefully ‘Sonic Sweet Orange’ will play its role without too much trouble. I have found it virtually impossible to get the full sized regular Impatiens these days but the New Guineas seem readily available.

3 comments:

gengen said...

Nice flower...hAPPY tf!

Dave said...

The harmony of colours here is stunning.

Kala said...

Gorgeous - I love the stripes!