Impatiens namchabarwensis in the garden
Tue, 19 Aug 2008 04:47:58 PDT
I think it would be much better than Commelina (which is a thug here--although I do grow a nice variegated clone for foliage interest). I. namchabarwensis flowers are larger and showier in all respects. I will be growing it again...

And to continue my reply to David's post, part of my problem (in addition to the warm nights of last summer) may have been that I kept it potted. Although it would need to perpetuate itself by reseeding (Ernie noted that it appears to be an annual anyway), it may do better in the open ground where moisture is more regulated and its roots don't heat up so much. I'm beginning to think that some of these more "special" impatiens just don't like to be potted.

Carlo A. Balistrieri  
The Gardens at Turtle Point
Tuxedo Park, NY 10987
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-- "Jim McKenney" <> wrote:
OK, now tell me about garden effect of Impatiens namchabarwensis. Is the
color impact on the order of that of Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis)
or is it better? 


Jim McKenney

Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, 39.03871º North, 77.09829º West, USDA zone

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