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I Love Spreading SunPatiens Variegated Salmon

Name:  Impatiens Spreading SunPatiens Variegated Salmon

Type of Plant:  Annual SunPatiens are similar to New Guinea impatiens in that they will tolerate full sun or part shade. These impatiens are not effected by downy mildew, and this variety grows wider than it is tall.

Why I Love This:  I love the fact that you get several colors with this plant. The flowers are a couple of shades of salmon as they age, and the foliage is variegated yellow and green. So this is a plant with lots of pow!

The spreading, variegated Sunpatiens grows 18 to 24” high and 24 to 36” wide…a good sized plant!

A Word to the Wise:  Don’t plant any impatiens, including SunPatiens, in full shade. Make sure these plants get at least a couple of hours of direct sun for good flowering. Be sure to scatter some time-release or organic fertilizer (or a mix of the two) onto the soil surface in the area before you plant so that these annuals are stimulated to grow and flower all summer.

Between the yellow in the leaves and the several-tones of flower color, this SunPatiens adds lots of color to a garden. As these salmon flowers fade they become a pale peachy-pink. This variegated SunPatiens also comes with white flowers.

Between the yellow in the leaves and the several-tones of flower color, this SunPatiens adds lots of color to a garden. As these salmon flowers fade they become a pale peachy-pink. This variegated SunPatiens also comes with white flowers.

2 comments to I Love Spreading SunPatiens Variegated Salmon

  • Jim Barba

    C.L, Love this plant. I hope to plant it next year. I would love to remove my Hosta’s and plant these in their place. What a welcoming splash of color. How costly are they and are they readily avalanche. We live in S Yarmouth, in Par lll Estates.
    Thanks, and be well.
    Jim and Ruth

  • C.L. Fornari

    I don’t know how available these will be. It totally depends on the growers putting them into production. But our fingers are crossed that we’ll find these at many garden centers! They will be in pots, not in six packs, and the price of most SunPatiens runs between $6.00 and $8.00 per pot. So you might want to leave some of your hostas in place and plan for annuals in other spaces inbetween.