• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Impatiens Sunpatiens Compact Orange = 'Sakimp011' (PBR) (Sunpatiens Series) (NG)

busy lizzie [SunPatiens Compact Orange]

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
  • Other common names busy lizzie [SunPatiens Compact Orange]

  • Synonyms Impatiens 'Sakimp011'

  • Family Balsaminaceae

  • Genus Impatiens can be annuals or evergreen perennials, with fleshy stems bearing simple, toothed leaves and solitary or clustered, spurred, 5-petalled flowers

  • Horticultural Group New Guinea impatiens, derived from I. × hawkeri, have brightly-coloured, relatively-large flowers set against typically dark green foliage on a plant with a neat habit, typically up to 60cm wide and tall

  • Details [Sunpatiens Compact Orange] is a bushy perennial, 35-50cm tall, usually grown as an annual. Dark green leaves have long, tapering tips and toothed margins. Flowers appear over a long period in summer through to autumn, 3-5cm wide, in shades of bright orange

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H1B

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Shade

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilClay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

  • pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 1-2 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grows best in a sheltered, partially-shaded site with a moist but well-drained soil

Propagation Propagate by seed or softwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests Can get aphids, glasshouse red spider mite and vine weevil

Diseases Generally disease free

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