Petticoat New Guinea Impatiens have bold colored blooms of over dark green foliage. This series has a medium growth rate that tends to be very uniform across all colors. Petticoat’s compact, mounding plants, are covered with blossoms from late spring to early fall.
New Guinea Impatiens are often called sunshine Impatiens because they tolerate more sun than regular impatiens. As the name indicates, these colorful plants are native to New Guinea, an island north of Australia. They were introduced in the 1970s and have been improved from stringy, low blooming plants to more compact plants with numerous blooms.
Petticoats are great for filling out containers, flower boxes and flower bed boarders in shadier locations. They stay shorter than most other new guinea impatiens and their mounding habit fills out containers nicely.
Plant in full to partial shade 10-12″ apart. Petticoat will grow 10-12″ tall.
We grow Petticoat New Guinea Impatiens in our #4.5 Annual size category. The colors we grow are Blue Star, Cherry Star, Dark Red, Pink Berry Pie, Purple and White.
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