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Impatiens ‘New Guinea Group’

Busy lizzie

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Impatiens 'New Guinea Group'
  • Common name: Busy lizzie
  • Family: Balsaminaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Bronze

Busy Lizzies have become one of the most popular summer bedding plants of all time, and the choice of varieties is bewildering. They all thrive in shade, one of the plant’s great attractions, but this is not essential and the plants are perhaps even more floriferous in good bright light. They are also relatively weather-proof, although the more compact varieties are better at withstanding wind.

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Impatiens ‘New Guinea Group’ has exotic, vividly marked, often large leaves, and conspicuous large flowers in various shades of lilac, red, rose and orange. Plants are very sensitive to cold and wet, and are therefore not planted out until the risk of frost is well past, and need rehousing early in the autumn. In a warm sheltered spot they make flamboyant bedding, and are very popular for summer containers and baskets.

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Grow Impatiens ‘New Guinea Group’ in moist but well-drained soil in partial shade. Feed fortnightly with a high-potash fertiliser and deadhead spent blooms to prolong flowering.

How to grow Impatiens 'New Guinea Group'

  • Plant size

    38cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, south facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do Take cuttings in March

Do Take cuttings in April

Do Take cuttings in May

Do not Take cuttings in June

Do not Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Impatiens 'New Guinea Group' and wildlife

Impatiens 'New Guinea Group' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Impatiens 'New Guinea Group' poisonous?

Impatiens 'New Guinea Group' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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