Growing Impatiens

In full or partial shade gardens, impatiens flower like mad from early summer to the first frost.

Ball Horticultural Company, KeyGene Announce Successful Genome Sequencing of Impatiens - Greenhouse Grower (blog)

After years of research, Ball Horticultural Company has announced the successful sequencing and assembly of the Impatiens walleriana genome. This first-of-its-kind project, a collaborative effort with KeyGene , an ag biotechnology company, creates a highly accurate tool for breeders looking to provide new solutions to the horticulture industry in Impatiens.



  1. There are many kinds of impatiens flowers. Plant taxonomy classifies one of the more popular species as Impatiens walleriana, which includes the series of 'Super Elfin' cultivars. "Busy Lizzy" is one of the common names for this plant (the origin of which presumably lies in how "busy" this prolific bloomer is at producing blossoms), although this is a case where the scientific genus name is so ...
  2. Impatiens / ɪ m ˈ p eɪ ʃ ə n s / is a genus of more than 1,000 species of flowering plants, widely distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere and the tropics.Together with the genus Hydrocera (1 species), Impatiens make up the family Balsaminaceae.. Common names in North America include impatiens, jewelweed, touch-me-not, snapweed and patience.As a rule-of-thumb, "jewelweed" is used ...
  3. Impatiens is also known as “Busy Lizzie,” and its name is a Latin word that describes the way its seeds shoot out of its pods when ripe (the slightest touch can make a ripe impatiens seed pod burst open and scatter its seeds).
  4. Impatiens flowers are bright and cheerful annuals that can light up any dark and shady part of your yard. Growing impatiens is quite easy, but there are a few things to know about impatiens care. Let’s take a look at how to plant and how to grow impatiens. Impatiens plants are normally purchased ...
  5. Impatiens walleriana (syn. Impatiens sultanii), also known as busy Lizzie (British Isles), balsam, sultana, or simply impatiens, is a species of the genus Impatiens, native to eastern Africa from Kenya to Mozambique. The Latin specific epithet walleriana honours a British missionary, Horace Waller (1833-1896).
A few pictures of my impatiens I took a few years ago.
Photo by SteveSloj on Flickr

flowers impatiens
flowers Impatiens
Photo by ann-s-thesia on Flickr

Week 17
Photo by Theryn Fleming on Flickr