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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
Impatiens can be annuals or evergreen perennials, with fleshy stems bearing simple, toothed leaves and solitary or clustered, spurred, 5-petalled flowers
I. repens is a creeping evergreen perennial to 20cm high, with fleshy stems bearing small kidney-shaped leaves and hooded yellow flowers to 4cm long in summer and autumn
Sri Lanka, India
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Under glass grow in a humus rich, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade. If grown outdoors as summer bedding, provide a sheltered position with protection from wind
Propagate by seed in the spring at 16-18C (61-64F) or take softwood cuttings in spring or early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning is required
Pests Glasshouse red spider mite, glasshouse whitefly, vine weevil and aphids can be troublesome under glass
Flower buds are susceptible to grey moulds in growing conditions that are too damp
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