The Q&A Archives: Taller Impatiens

Question: Do you have a coral or orange color variety of impatiens that will grow to 2 feet tall--not New Guinea impatiens. I have had this in my shaded sitting garden, but I can no longer locate the seeds or the plants.

Answer: The tallest orange/coral I know of in the non-New Guinea arena is 'Peaches' which reaches 12" in height. <br><br>There is a yellow flowering variety called 'African Queen', and it reaches 20" in height. Balsam-type impatiens reacha height of 12-24". They tend to grow as tall, narrow plants rather than the usual mound. Burpee carries them in their heirloom catalog. There is a pink variety as well as a mix--no pure oranges. <br><br>Note that the height of impatiens varies widely, depending on the growing situation; catalog descriptions are only general ranges.<br><br>By the way, Burpee sells a new, orange cultivar of New Guinea impatien called 'Macarena', featured on the back of their current catalog. It will grow well in the shade, reaching a height of 2'. It looks gorgeous. <br>If you have your heart set on non-New Guinea types, you might contact Stokes Seeds (web site They supply both commercial growers and home gardeners, and have a huge selection of impatiens. Their catalog doesn't give heights, so you'll have to ask.

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