A year later I’m watching them pop out of the ground just beyond where I planted them, so the patch is spreading quite nicely – I look forward to them eventually filling the mulched void beneath our deck stairs.
Now that we have sun pouring into this spot I decided these have to go – the afternoon sun causes them to wilt terrible and the just look like hell from 3-pm until sunset. I’ve never loved these quite as much as the other impatiens so i’m not going to move them anywhere. I dug up as many roots as I could and am hoping to have our hardy white begonias fill in that space. I’m sure I missed some roots and will be pulling a few survivors over the next couple of seasons.
Zone: 6 - 9
Natural Range: China
Soil: Moist, humus rich
Light: Part shade - shade
Height: 12"- 18"
Bloom Time: July to September
Pest Resistance: Deer, Rabbit
Attributes: Deciduous. Leaves are dark green with
silver and pinkish red veins. Cymes of creamy yellow
With orange and yellow spotted flowers. Summer
through Fall. Hardy tuberous non-seeding perennial.
Notes: Perfectly easy foliage plant for shade gardens
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