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Impatiens niamniamensis


By Meanie

Impatiens niamniamensis (Impatiens niamniamensis (Parrot Plant))

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Hi Keith. Anything like this you know of with white flowers? I like the fact it has a bit of height!

19 Oct, 2017


Try Impatiens tinctoria. Tuberous and potentially hardy with a mulch or lift the tubers and store. Very special!

19 Oct, 2017


I did a bit of googling Keith and I thought Tinctoria would be the best. But it's too big and those tubers will apparently break a container. So I think I'll give it a miss. Mainly because I'd have to find room for it indoors somewhere in the winter and at 5' x 3' I think it would become a bit of a triffid! Beautiful though.

20 Oct, 2017


You could try I.balfourii. Pink and white growing to about a metre up and out.

20 Oct, 2017


Thanks. I'll look that one up. I didn't see that one when I did my research. The other one I saw was a white variety of Himalayan Balsam, which is lovely...but banned! lol!

20 Oct, 2017


Perfectly legal to grow it but if you let it escape you could be prosecuted.

20 Oct, 2017


Yeah..the forst place they would run to would be my friendly farmers land and the burn at the bottom of the field. If i tried to grow it I wouldn’t be able to sleep! ?

21 Oct, 2017

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