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!
Rockapulco® Appleblossom Double Impatiens Impatiens walleriana
- Part Shade to Shade
FeaturesI'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 frostAward WinnerDeadheading Not Necessary
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:10 - 20 InchesSpacing:10 - 12 InchesSpread:12 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:PinkFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Dark 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® Appleblossom Impatiens walleriana 'BALFIEPLOS' USPP 13,637
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Virginia Charlot, Georgia, United States, 23 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, 9 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
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