• 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 Accent Series

busy lizzie Accent Series

busy lizzie Accent Series

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  • Other common names busy lizzie Accent Series

  • 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

  • Details Accent Series are compact annuals to 20cm, with large flowers in shades of orange, red, pink, purple, mauve and white, some with a white central star-like marking, in summer


  • 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)




  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect East-facing or West-facing or North-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered


  • Chalk


  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam

  • pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline


  • 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 Grow in a humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade with shelter from wind

Propagation Propagate by seed or stem cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Garden Edging City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Cut back after flowering

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases Seedlings are prone to damping off, flowers are susceptible to grey mould

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