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Impatiens omeiana (Impatiens omeiana)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.45m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Impatiens omeiana

Other names

Impatiens omeiana

Genus

Impatiens Impatiens

Species

I. omeiana - I. omeiana is a clump-forming, rhizomatous perennial with lance-shaped, slightly toothed, dark-green velvety leaves with vivid white midribs. In summer it bears few pendent, yellow, spurred flowers, shaped like lobster claws. Grown more for its foliage.


Impatiens omeiana is: Deciduous

Habit

Spreading

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

White, Veined, Dark-green in Spring; White, Veined, Dark-green in Summer; White, Veined, Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Vine weevil , Aphids Glasshouse red spider mite , Vine weevil , Aphids

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Rhizome sections, Seed, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Impatiens omeiana (Impatiens omeiana) will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.6m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Conservatory, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Grow in a sheltered, shaded spot in moist but well-drained soil. Ideal in woodland gardens. Under glass, grow in loamless or loam-based compost in shade with moderate to high humidity. In growth, water moderately and feed monthly.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Impatiens omeiana

Other names

Impatiens omeiana

Genus

Impatiens Impatiens

Species

I. omeiana - I. omeiana is a clump-forming, rhizomatous perennial with lance-shaped, slightly toothed, dark-green velvety leaves with vivid white midribs. In summer it bears few pendent, yellow, spurred flowers, shaped like lobster claws. Grown more for its foliage.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Spreading


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

White, Veined, Dark-green in Spring; White, Veined, Dark-green in Summer; White, Veined, Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Vine weevil , Aphids

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Rhizome sections, Seed, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Impatiens omeiana (Impatiens omeiana) will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.6m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Conservatory, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Grow in a sheltered, shaded spot in moist but well-drained soil. Ideal in woodland gardens. Under glass, grow in loamless or loam-based compost in shade with moderate to high humidity. In growth, water moderately and feed monthly.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Impatiens omeiana (Impatiens omeiana)

Common pest name

Necrotic spot

Scientific pest name

Impatiens necrotic spot virus

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Present (Widespread)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Pest of mainly ornamentals and vegetables; present in the UK; and covered by the EU listing of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus. To be kept under consideration in light of a review of the EU listing.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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