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B13-DESCRIPTION: A heat tolerant selection that blooms all summer; excellent deep green foliage contrasts large, bright flowers; best in filtered sun; do not allow to dry out
BOTANICAL NAME: Impatiens hawkeri 'Divine Lipstick'
OTHER NAMES: New Guinea Impatiens, Busy Lizzie, Busy Lizzy
GROUP/CLASS: Divine Series
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 36 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 30 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Part shade to shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Red
FLOWERING TIME: Summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Dark green
COLD HARDINESS: Annual
WATER NEEDS: Average
Divine™ Lipstick New Guinea Impatiens features bold red round flowers at the ends of the stems from mid spring to early fall. Its pointy leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season.
Divine™ Lipstick New Guinea Impatiens is a dense herbaceous annual with a mounded form. 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 has no significant negative characteristics.
Divine™ Lipstick New Guinea Impatiens is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Divine™ Lipstick New Guinea Impatiens will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 14 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 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. 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 is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. 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.
Divine™ Lipstick New Guinea Impatiens is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.