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Rockapulco® Appleblossom Double Impatiens Impatiens walleriana

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
20" 2' 51cm 61cm
Height: 10" - 20"
Spread: 12" - 2'
Height: 25cm - 51cm
Spread: 30cm - 61cm
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  • Details

    10 - 20 Inches
    10 - 12 Inches
    12 - 24 Inches
    25cm - 51cm
    25cm - 30cm
    30cm - 61cm

    Features

    I've been KNOWN to steal the GARDEN...

    Light up any shady area with masses of blooms that resemble miniature rosebuds; no deadheading necessary, blooms spring to frost

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    Deadheading Not Necessary

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    10 - 20 Inches 25cm - 51cm
    Spacing: 
    10 - 12 Inches 25cm - 30cm
    Spread: 
    12 - 24 Inches 30cm - 61cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Shade to Shade

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in landscapes, containers and combinations

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Deadheading isn't necessary but removing spent blooms isn't harmful if you want to clean the plants.

    Rockapulco impatiens are very easy to care for, provide them with a shady location, give them a bit of fertilizer and don't let them dry out too much and they will be happy campers. The shouldn't need to be trimmed back, but can be pruned to shape them at any time. If they get too tall, you can cut them back to promote additional branching and a more compact habit.

    An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

    Is there anyone who hasn't heard of Impatiens? They grow in shade; like warm weather; annual except in zones 10 - 11; have single or double flowers? Rockapulco, however, aren't your shade garden variety Impatiens. We're a new series from one of the world's best plant breeders. Rockapulco thrive in the hottest, most humid deep shade. Like inside a brick-walled courtyard in the Midwest or South.

    Each plant forms a symmetrical mound of dark green foliage 10 -20 inches tall. Within a few weeks, an endless profusion of double flowers creates an ever-blooming display of color. Appleblossom, Dark Orange, Orchid, Pink, Purple, Red, Rose, and White. We will Rockapulco your world.

    Rockapulco® Appleblossom Impatiens walleriana 'BALFIEPLOS' USPP 13,637
  • 13 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • Probably one of my favorites of all time. Perfect for SE Georgia in a shady garden that is also very warm and humid much of the year. The pastel versions are great for a romantic, almost English garden feel yet they truly work in zone 8B. The fluffy blooms just don’t stop and this is without any special care. People always say how pretty they are and I agree. This is literally the first plant review I’ve written because I can’t get enough of these!

      Virginia Charlot
      , Georgia
      , United States
      , 45 weeks ago
    • I love this Impatiens. I have it in a hanging basket outside my north facing living room window. Great view, thrives in shade. Be sure to keep it watered.

      Seth Hendriks
      , Minnesota
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • This plant shines in shade and part sun. I have it in a pot in full sun from early morning until 3PM, and it looks great. I also put it in a pot in the shade and it brightens the area up beautifully. It is my favorite inpatiens.

      Lisa Dunn
      , Minnesota
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
    • I absolutely love Rockapulco! Appleblossom did well in a shaded bed, mixed with Euphorbia Diamond Frost. No fuss! Bloomed right up until frost. They made a stunning combination planting. I'm going to do it again but in red!

      Constance Humphries
      , 11 years ago
    • Love this plant!

      Lisa Dunn
      , Minnesota
      , United States
      , 12 years ago
    • JUST BEAUTIFUL FULL FLOWERS THAT LOOK LIKE SMALL ROSES.

      MARY ANN FICHTER
      , New York
      , United States
      , 12 years ago
    • Jessica Therrien
      , Maine
      , United States
      , 12 years ago
    • This plant, of which I have two, is doing amazingly well in the shade. It self cleans, so no deadheading, and the blossoms are this gorgeous light pink. Its a pretty little plant. I'm hoping it survives the zone 9a winter...

      Blanche
      , Texas
      , United States
      , 12 years ago
    • Marshall Dirks
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 12 years ago
  • 12 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2011 One of the Best Penn State
    2011 One of the Best Penn State
    2010 Top Performer Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
    2010 Top Performer Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
    2010 Top Performer Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
    2008 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
    2008 Top Performer Ohio State University Extension - Springfield
    2008 Top Performer Ohio State University Extension - Springfield
    2008 Top Performer Ohio State University Extension - Springfield
    2008 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
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