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New Guinea Impatiens
New Guinea impatiens provide hard-to-find colors in shade and part sun. This plant adds a tropical flair to any space with its bold, lustrous foliage and showy blooms.
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New Guinea impatiens are a tropical plant hailing from—you guessed it—New Guinea. These plants have succulent stems and attractive foliage that both create a wonderful backdrop for their large blooms. There are also many foliage variations of New Guineas.
Flowers of New Guinea impatiens are like a maximized version of standard impatiens flowers. Pink, white, lavender, and orange create wonderful palettes to incorporate into your garden. All flowers are composed of five thick petals. Impatiens also have a flower spur full of nectar, which makes them a favorite of moths and butterflies.
New Guinea Impatiens Care Must-Knows
New Guinea impatiens are happiest in part shade with consistently moist soil. If they start to wilt, give them a thorough watering and they should be back to normal in a few hours.
Plant New Guinea impatiens in nutrient-rich, well-drained soil. New Guineas aren't vigorous, so they won't take up a lot of space in a garden bed. They make great accents and create pops of color when mixed with filling shade plants.
Fortunately, New Guinea impatiens are resistant to downy mildew, which can quickly wipe out other impatiens varieties. Typical garden pests like aphids, thrips, and spider mites are common problems that New Guineas can run into.