"Blue Diamond Impatiens"
To die for! This most tantalizing perennial Impatiens bears masses of bright ultramarine blue blooms. To 1.5” across and highlighted by a yellow throat, the flowers are displayed in abundance on a multi-branched 2’x2’ plant. The color seems to change with temperature and exposure – sometimes it’s REALLY TRULY BLUE and other times it’s a deep purple, but it’s always exquisite. Discovered in 2003 growing in a limited area in the Namcha Barwa Canyon* in Tibet at an elevation of 3,000’. Where it’s not perennially hardy, it should self-sow readily for new plants next season. Easy to grow in rich soil. Thrives in containers!
*A canyon that’s not only the deepest canyon in the world - twice as deep as the Grand Canyon - but is also an area that’s been studied only since 1994. Can you say WOW?
Note: Generally, species Impatiens prefer cool Summer climates with little frost, and suffer in areas with too much heat and humidity!