Glimmer™ Dark Red Double Impatiens
Glimmer™ Dark Red Double Impatiens flowers
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Height: 12 inches
Spacing: 10 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Other Names: New Guinea Impatiens, Busy Lizzie, Busy Lizzy
Group/Class: Glimmer™ Series
An outstanding and disease resistant series presenting double blooms resembling roses; dark red flowers are set on lush mounds of medium green foliage; shade tolerant and self cleaning; ideal for use in borders, beds and combination planters
Glimmer™ Dark Red Double Impatiens features bold dark red round flowers at the ends of the stems from mid spring to early fall. Its pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the season.
Glimmer™ Dark Red Double Impatiens is a dense herbaceous annual with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Glimmer™ Dark Red Double Impatiens is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Glimmer™ Dark Red Double Impatiens will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. This plant should not require much in the way of fertilizing once established, although it may appreciate a shot of general-purpose fertilizer from time to time early in the growing season. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Glimmer™ Dark Red Double Impatiens is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.