Planted these on my covered patio in a container that is full shade around May 18th. It's June 26 and they have not bloomed. There are buds all over them though. I make sure they're well watered and fed. Very disappointed.
Rockapulco® Red Double Impatiens Impatiens walleriana
- 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).
FeaturesOther plants are BACKUP SINGERS to me.
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:RedFlower Shade:RedFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Dark GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Shade to ShadeMaintenance 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® Red Impatiens walleriana 'BALFIESALED' USPP 16,626
Dawn, Illinois, United States, 15 weeks ago
My favorite deck flowers. Nonstop profuse blooms in shade,always get compliments on them when I can find them, I haven't locally in 2 years. Made sure to preorder this time, I can't wait to see them again. 6b growing zone.Sarah Miles, Michigan, United States, 31 weeks ago
LOVE THIS PLANTBARBARA PITTSXY, Florida, United States, 9 years ago
I buy these every year.Estella Strain, Illinois, United States, 9 years ago
nothenaaron gab, Wisconsin, United States, 9 years ago
I love this plantsuzanne, California, United States, 9 years ago
I planted them under a tree and they needed too much water. When it rained at night and it was hot in the morning the flower color would turn lighter. The sun and water on the flowers bleached them.Rachelle Janiga, New York, United States, 9 years ago
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