Imara™ XDR Red Impatiens
Impatiens walleriana 'Imara XDR Red'
Imara™ XDR Red Impatiens flowers
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Height: 12 inches
Spacing: 8 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Other Names: Busy Lizzie, Busy Lizzy
Group/Class: Imara Series
This series features impressive, high quality blooms on compact branching plants with a high degree of disease resistance; elegant red flowers on upright, mounded plants; perfect for shaded beds, borders, and patio containers
Imara™ XDR Red Impatiens is covered in stunning red round flowers at the ends of the stems from mid spring to late summer. Its pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the season.
Imara™ XDR Red 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.
Imara™ XDR Red Impatiens is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
- Hanging Baskets
Planting & Growing
Imara™ XDR Red Impatiens will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 8 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 full shade. Keep it well away from hot, dry locations that receive direct afternoon sun or which get reflected sunlight, such as against the south side of a white wall. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It may require supplemental watering during periods of drought or extended heat. 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.
Imara™ XDR Red 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.