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Impatiens, New Guinea

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Impatiens, New Guinea Plant Features

The gem-like flowers and foliage of New Guinea impatiens will transform shady spots in your landscape into a festival of color. These super-easy annual flowers can be used as eye-popping bedding plants or in container combinations. New Guinea impatiens grow 12 to 15 inches tall and besides their colorful flowers, many New Guinea impatiens also offer variegated foliage. Hummingbirds will also visit the flowers for a quick snack.

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Impatiens, New Guinea Growing Instructions

Plant New Guinea impatiens in a shady location with rich, well-drained soil. Use a commercial potting mix if you are growing New Guinea impatiens in containers. Keep the soil slightly moist at all times. New Guinea impatiens don't like sitting in water, but they wilt dramatically if allowed to dry out.

New Guinea impatiens are not intended for human or animal consumption.


  • Light

    Outside: Part sun
    Outside: Shade

  • Colors

    Orange, Pink, Red, White

  • Water

    Constantly moist soil

  • Special Features

    Attracts hummingbirds
    Colorful foliage
    Super-easy to grow


Complement your Impatiens, New Guinea with these varieties:
Begonia
Begonia and New Guinea impatiens are a great team.

Caladium
Create a tropical paradise with New Guinea impatiens and Caladium.

Hosta
Interplant New Guinea impatiens with Hosta in the shade border.


Varieties: Our Favorites

Impatiens 'Harmony Violet' Harmony Violet

Impatiens 'Harmony Violet'

A top performer in our Florida Trial Garden, Harmony Violet New Guinea impatiens paired dark green foliage with large and profuse purple-pink flowers. It grows 14 inches tall and wide.

Impatiens 'Magnum Red' Magnum Red

Impatiens 'Magnum Red'

Showing off significantly larger flowers than most New Guinea impatiens, Magnum Red bears rich, dark red flowers all spring, summer, and fall. It grows 14 inches tall and 12 inches wide.

Impatiens 'Painted Paradise Orange' Painted Paradise Orange

Impatiens 'Painted Paradise Orange'

Painted Paradise Orange New Guinea impatiens features dark green foliage decorated with a bold yellow stripe and attractive orange flowers. It grows 20 inches tall and wide.

Impatiens 'Paradise Rose Flair' Paradise Rose Flair

Impatiens 'Paradise Rose Flair'

A top variety in our Florida Trial Garden, Paradise Rose Flair showed off almost iridescent red-pink flowers all season long. It grows 16 inches tall and wide.

Impatiens 'Sun Harmony Baby Pink' Sun Harmony Baby Pink

Impatiens 'Sun Harmony Baby Pink'

A sun-tolerant New Guinea impatiens, Sun Harmony Baby Pink offers 2-inch-wide shell-pink flowers nonstop all summer long. It grows 20 inches tall and wide.

Impatiens 'Sunstanding Cherry Red' Sunstanding Cherry Red

Impatiens 'Sunstanding Cherry Red'

Sunstanding Cherry Red New Guinea impatiens thrives in full sun, even here in Miami, Florida! It grows 36 inches tall and wide and blooms nonstop, showing off magenta-pink flowers all summer long.

Impatiens 'Sunstanding Coral Aurora' Sunstanding Coral Aurora

Impatiens 'Sunstanding Coral Aurora'

Sunstanding Coral Aurora is another sun-tolerant impatiens you can grow in sun or shade. Its hows off coral-orange flowers all summer and grows 36 inches tall and wide.

Impatiens 'Sunstanding Glowing Scarlet' Sunstanding Glowing Scarlet

Impatiens 'Sunstanding Glowing Scarlet'

Sunstanding Glowing Scarlet New Guinea impatiens thrives in sun or shade, producing a plethora of scarlet-orange flowers all summer long. It grows 36 inches tall and wide.

Impatiens 'Sunstanding Hot Pink' Sunstanding Hot Pink

Impatiens 'Sunstanding Hot Pink'

Enjoy the rich pink blooms of Sunstanding Hot Pink New Guinea impatiens either in sun or shade (or both!). An easy-care bloomer, it just needs regular watering to thrive. It grows 36 inches tall and wide.

Impatiens 'Sunstanding Salmon' Sunstanding Salmon

Impatiens 'Sunstanding Salmon'

Sunstanding Salmon New Guinea impatiens brings soft salmon-coral flowers to sunny or shaded spots in the garden, as well as containers. It grows 36 inches tall and wide.