Bought this at a local nursery, and they are absolutely beautiful. Grow well under our maple tree, getting about 4 or 5 hours of sun a day. Not sure why some people report the flowers as being pink. Mine are different hues of orange, from a peachy orange to an apricot orange.
Rockapulco® Tropical Shades Double Impatiens Impatiens walleriana
- Part Shade to Shade
FeaturesIn my PAST LIFE, I was a REDWOOD.
Light up any shady area with masses of blooms that resemble miniature rosebuds; no deadheading necessary, blooms spring to frostAward WinnerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingDeadheading Not Necessary
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:10 - 20 InchesSpacing:10 - 12 InchesSpread:12 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:OrangeFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:Peachy pink to deep orangeFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight 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:EasyBloom Time:Planting To FrostHardiness Zones:10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Use in landscapes, containers and combinationsMaintenance 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.Rockapulco® Tropical Shades Impatiens walleriana 'Balfiecoran' USPP 31,904, Can PBRAF
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Tyler, Minnesota, United States, 19 weeks ago
Absolutely beautiful, strikingly orange flowers. These were placed in multiple large pots with white impatiens, in part shade. This is the first time I have purchased these and hope they are available next year.Master Gardener Gal, 1 year ago
Agree with previous comments about the pink color. I guess I’ll read the fine print next time that the colors range from pink to orange. If you are set on counting on the strong orange vibrant color I would suggest you keep looking. Not orange more like a light pink.Maira, Illinois, United States, 1 year ago
The flowers are pale pink. Not even close to a vibrant orange.E. Boulli, 1 year ago
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