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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
busy lizzie [SunPatiens Spreading Variegated Salmon]
Impatiens can be annuals or evergreen perennials, with fleshy stems bearing simple, toothed leaves and solitary or clustered, spurred, 5-petalled flowers
Variegated-leaf New Guinea impatiens, derived from I. × hawkeri, have brightly-coloured, relatively-large flowers set against variegated foliage on a plant with a neat habit, typically up to 60cm wide and tall
Sunpatiens Spreading Variegated Salmon is a bushy perennial, to 70cm tall, usually grown as an annual. Leaves have tapering tips and toothed margins. Most striking is the green and yellow leaf variegation; the outer margins green surrounding a bright yellow central band. Flowers, 3-5cm wide, in shades of salmon-pink appear in summer through into autumn
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grows best in a sheltered, partially-shaded situation with a moist but well-drained soil
Propagate by seed or softwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Can get aphids, glasshouse red spider mite and vine weevil
Generally disease free
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