Impatiens tinctoria
Mon, 18 Aug 2008 13:58:40 PDT
Just after I sent a reply about I. tinctoria, I see your question about I.  
namchabarwensis.  The Tibetan blue impatiens is very easy for me, I have  had 
it for three years, and it reseeds prolifically in my garden.  It is an  
annual, despite some descriptions to the contrary, and likes what most other  
impatiens like-moisture, shade and cooler weather.  It is more heat  tolerant than 
some others, though, merely stopping flowering during very hot  weather 
(consistent 90's F), but since that hasn't happened this summer, it has  been in 
bloom from June to now.  It does not like when the weather gets  really cold, like 
in October, and will die when frosted. The flowers are borne  rather close to 
the leaves, so it is not as showy as more common impatiens, but  is nice 
nonetheless.  It roots readily from cuttings and will produce seed  easily, 
bumblebees are fond of it.  If too dry, it is susceptible to spider  mites (ditto if 
you try to keep plants over winter indoors). I have  discussed this species 
in detail several months ago in my blog  (below). 
Ernie DeMarie Tuckahoe NY z6/7
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In a message dated 8/18/2008 4:29:24 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, writes:

I can't  help you with Impatiens tinctoria, but now that you have revealed  an
interest in this genus, can you tell me anything about the likelihood  of
success with Impatiens namchabarwensis under eastern North  American

Bonaventure, are you still in New Jersey?  

My Pecteilis radiata do not yet show buds: shouldn't they by now?  

Jim  McKenney

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