Spellbound Dark Red Impatiens
Impatiens 'Spellbound Dark Red'
Spellbound Dark Red Impatiens flowers
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Height: 16 inches
Spacing: 18 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Other Names: Busy Lizzie, Busy Lizzy
Group/Class: Spellbound Series
A beautiful trailing variety ideal for shaded hanging baskets or containers; large, colorful flowers blooms among attractive green foliage all season long; a great way to add pops of color to patios and gardens; low maintenance and easy to grow
Spellbound Dark Red Impatiens is clothed in stunning dark red round flowers at the ends of the stems from mid spring to late summer. Its small pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the season.
Spellbound Dark Red Impatiens is a dense herbaceous annual with a trailing habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Spellbound Dark Red Impatiens is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Spellbound Dark Red Impatiens will grow to be about 16 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. This plant should not require much in the way of fertilizing once established, although it may appreciate a shot of general-purpose fertilizer from time to time early in the growing season. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Spellbound Dark Red Impatiens is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. Because of its trailing habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.