The Q&A Archives: Perennials Comparable to Impatiens

Question: Is there a perennial that compares in size (height) to the impatiens (super elfin variety)? Gai Lyons Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Answer: You might try Phlox subulata (creeping phlox). It grows only 6" to 12" tall, spreads and flowers in spring. It should be hardy in your area, especially with snow cover..

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