Clarification of Impatien Varieties
In an attempt of demystifying Impatiens we have a brief description below of what Rolling Green Nursery is offering this season and why. None of our varieties are Walleriana, which is the type of Impatiens that are susceptible to Impatien Downy Mildew. The vibrant flowers add eye appeal from window boxes to garden beds.
New Guinea Impatiens Have large flowers and are best planted in partial days of sun. Full sun may burn the leaves a bit, and deep shade will keep them from full flower. New Guineas perform great all summer long. This covers most of what people have in their yards and really have the widest usage area. Very tolerant to wilt and coming back strong.
Sunpatiens The flowers are not quite as large as New Guineas, but still good sized and they bloom very heavily in the full sun. A great item if you have an area or planter in the full sun that you’d like to fill in with color. Just like the New Guinea, they recover from wilt very well. Nice mounding habit and will perform very well all summer long.
Bounce Impatiens This is the variety that we find isn’t as well known, and it absolutely should be known and widely used. Bounce Impatiens will fill in an area or planter and bloom heavily in the shade. Just like the old fashioned Impatiens that we’ve lost to Downey Mildew. Bounce are not a Walleriana Impatiens and are not susceptible to Downey Mildew. It’s not that Bounce is resistant, Bounce can’t get it because of the type of plant it is. We’ve grown this in our own yards the past 2 years to see for ourselves how it performs in the shade. It is absolutely gorgeous. Try them – you’ll like them.