Impatiens apiculata

Impatiens apiculata 

An orchid-sexy flower that doesn’t require fussy orchid care! Though this very RARE (& unknown in cultivation!) Impatiens is similar & similarly striking in flower to the exquisite Impatiens stuhlmanni, it is both more vigorous & more hardy, surviving light frosts with very little damage & growing upright & strong. Each flower is 2” wide, with candy-pink color & an interesting curled spur in back. The Bay Area is a perfect locale for many rare Impatiens like this one, which favors cool Summers & relatively mild Winters. Grow in rich soil, in a shady location, with somewhat regular water for best effect. Grows to 4’ tall & wide, with many upright stems & softly hairy leaves.

Claire Woods
Propagator

AM Sun-Shade
Avg. Water

Perennial
USDA Zones 9b-10