Impatiens omeiana 'Ice Storm'

Impatiens omeiana ‘Ice Storm’

Busy lizzie

  • Botanical name: Impatiens omeiana 'Ice Storm'
  • Common name: Busy lizzie
  • Family: Balsaminaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
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Impatiens omeiana is a busy Lizzie that hails from China and thrives in shade. It propagates by underground stolons, but is not invasive.


Impatiens omeiana ‘Ice Storm’ is a new cultivar that has a silvery frosting on the leaves and orchid-like, creamy yellow flowers in early autumn. It looks good in a jungle or exotic scheme and is ideal for growing in a container.


Grow Impatiens omeiana in moist, well-drained soil that doesn’t dry out. It prefers part to full shade. In milder areas it should come through the winter unscathed; mulch around the base in autumn. If growing in a pot, you will need to bring it under cover in winter to protect from frost.

How to grow Impatiens 'Ice Storm'

  • Plant size

    50cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full shade, partial shade
  • Shade type: Damp
  • Hardiness: Frost hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

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Do not Plant in July

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Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Impatiens 'Ice Storm' and wildlife

Impatiens 'Ice Storm' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Impatiens 'Ice Storm' poisonous?

Impatiens 'Ice Storm' 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

Plants that go well with Impatiens 'Ice Storm'


Fatsia japonica

Japanese aralia