Impatiens omeiana

Impatiens omeiana

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 not 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 omeiana
  • Common name: Busy lizzie
  • Family: Balsaminaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Impatiens omeiana is a busy Lizzie that hails from China. It has eye-catching, bright yellow flowers and variegated foliage and looks good in a jungle or exotic planting scheme. It propagates by underground stolons, but is not invasive.

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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 omeiana

  • Plant size

    50cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled 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.
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 not 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

Impatiens omeiana and wildlife

Impatiens omeiana has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Impatiens omeiana poisonous?

Impatiens omeiana 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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