Thursday, 18 December 2014


New Guinea impatiens (Impatiens hawkeri) produce much larger flowers than other impatiens. They’re prized by home gardeners for the colours of these blooms, which almost glow with vibrancy. New Guinea impatiens are named after their native island of New Guinea.

Like their more common cousins, New Guinea impatiens provide hard-to-find brilliant colour in shade. And it's not just the flowers. The foliage is often brilliantly, exotically colorful as well. These tropical plants really shine in containers, where they thrive in the perfect soil and drainage, but they also do well in the ground as long as you take the time to improve the soil and work in plenty of compost. Note that they're a bit more sun-tolerant than common impatiens. Plant established plants in spring after all danger of frost has passed. Keep soil moist and fertilize lightly but regularly.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.


  1. All I can think of are festive candy canes! Tom The Backroads Traveller

  2. I don't know this sort: Brilliant!