I grew these in white and coral in baskets under a covered porch. They were drip irrigated every day during July & August.. These plants tried so hard to produce flowers in our high-desert heat, but they just couldn't do it. They did produce hundreds of buds, but dropped them all. In September when the temps dropped they finally kept the buds and I saw the first flowers. If your temps stay above 90 for long periods of time, I would not recommend them.
Rockapulco® White Double Impatiens Impatiens walleriana
- Part Shade to Shade
FeaturesI must be POPULAR 'cause I have lots of BUDS.
Light up any shady area with masses of blooms that resemble miniature rosebuds; no deadheading necessary, blooms spring to frostAward WinnerDeadheading Not Necessary
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:10 - 20 InchesSpacing:10 - 12 InchesSpread:12 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:WhiteFoliage 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:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses 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.
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® White Impatiens walleriana 'Balfiewite'
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JoAnn Morford, Idaho, United States, 1 year ago
Beautiful, vigorous,...messy. I have four of these, paired with four of the "wisteria" color. I have them in two types of similar sized pots, in two colors that complement the flower color. They line each side of the fours steps leading to my front porch. It is a great look. After a short period of shock, in which they dropped most of their existing buds, they put on new growth and blooms right away. The flowers are plentiful, doubled and large for a impatiens at over 1". Their size is impressive, to the point where I worry they may get too large for their space. My only complaint is that the outer layers of the doubled blooms tend to brown before the rest and can make the plant looked stressed when it isn't at all. This is much more noticeable of the white, less so on the wisteria. Also, the several layers of petals fall off individually creating noticeable debris around the pots. A little maintenance is no big deal, otherwise very pleased.Frank Panella, New York, United States, 4 years ago
I grew this plant in the garden in a shady spot in the garden combined with the Rockapulco Wisteria impatiens. It bloomed very well all summer. I would buy this plant again.Daphne Tot, Ontario, Canada, 6 years ago
yES, iI HAVE HAD GREAT RECULTS WITH THIS ONE.Mary Jane Ewens, Wisconsin, United States, 12 years ago
Beautiful profuse bloomer, doubled in size by the end of season. Water sensitive, but otherwise low maintenance.Lari, Missouri, United States, 12 years ago
It is so easy to grow and it stays beautiful!Marilyn, Minnesota, United States, 12 years ago
Tiffan Johnson, Indiana, United States, 12 years ago
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