Impatiens get their moment in the sun

When I think of color for shaded areas in the landscape, my thoughts immediately go to impatiens.Impatiens have been the go-to annual bedding plant...

June 16, 2022
4:50 AM

When I think of color for shaded areas in the landscape, my thoughts immediately go to impatiens.Impatiens have been the go-to annual bedding plant for decades to provide bright, beautiful flowers in partial to heavily shaded areas of the landscape. They perform well under trees and as bedding and border plants, and they even do well in containers.Traditional impatiens (Impatiens walleriana) prefer evenly moist soils and benefit from regular application of water-soluble fertilizer every couple of weeks from spring through fall.

Heather Kirk-Ballard