Impatiens namchabarwensis in the garden
Mon, 25 Aug 2008 13:44:11 PDT
Well, I hope mine starts seeding around soon! A broken stem stuck into moist mulch/humus appears to be thriving. The first few flowers, crossed with capensis, glandulifera, and balsamina, don't appear to do anything.
Very OT for a bulb group, but if you want to see a nice Impatiens that warrants inclusion into our discussions of tinctoria and flanagae, see grandis from India. It is threatened in the wild.
What I hope for in breeding Impatiens is the vigor of reseeding hybrids (in my climate) with capensis and/or balsamina in their background and exotic larger flowered blood included.

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