- Light Requirement is Part Shade to Full Shade
- Height 10-20 Inches
- Width 12-24 Inches
- Use as a filler when using in containers
- Beautiful purple color for shaded areas!
If you want to rock your deep shade garden world, the award winning Rockapulco Purple Double Impatiens is your go-to annual this spring. The Rockapulco series of impatiens are specifically bred to grow in the deepest, most humid and hot shade gardens, and thrive especially well in the Midwest and Southern United States because of this. When other annuals take a siesta during the heat of summer, Rockapulco Purple Double Impatiens will bloom on.
A native of the tropics and subtropics of Africa, Madagascar, SW India and SE Asia, Zones 10a through 11b, impatiens thrive in Zones 2-8 as early spring to late summer annuals. Commonly called balsam in tropical areas, impatiens have long had a place in summer shade gardens all over the world. This improved hybrid is hardier, and more disease resistant, making it an easy to care for annual once you give it the growing conditions it prefers.
Rockapulco® Purple Impatiens Care
Soil, fertilizer, watering and proper light...impatiens are easy to maintain once you have given them what they need to thrive. A shady location with high light, not direct sun, is crucial to keep impatiens from getting scorched. Soil preferred is slightly acidic, pH at 5.8 to 6.2, and needs to be fast draining to prevent root rot. Fertilize with a controlled release fertilizer when first planted out and follow up with periodic water soluble fertilizer throughout the bloom season. Water when dry if planted as ground cover, and on a regular schedule for containers or hanging baskets.
Deadheading is not required as these plants will self clean. As always, though, good housekeeping is crucial to preventing insect infestations and soil borne diseases so removing spent blooms from the soil will go a long way to creating healthy plants. Prune or pinch back when they get leggy to maintain a more compact plant and encourage branching. Cut back about ⅓ of the plant growth with sharp shears and it will rebound in a week or two with renewed vigor.
Rockapulco® Purple Impatiens Spacing
Impatiens can grow up to 20 inches tall and spread 24 inches wide so spacing is important. In fact, the closer the plants are together, the taller and leggier they will become and could become lank or limp looking and require more maintenance. Space plants 10 to 12 inches apart to prevent this. Pair impatiens with other shade loving plants like tuberous begonias, torenias, coleus and ipomoea for outstanding color combinations, or choose from the 7 other colors in the Rockapulco series of impatiens for a spring to summer long display.
Rockapulco® Purple Impatiens Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11|
|Flower Color(s): Purple|
|Bloom Period: Planting To Frost|
|Foliage Color(s) Green|
|Foliage Description: Dark Green|
|Light Exposure: Part Shade to Full Shade|
|Height Class: Medium|
|Height: 10-20 Inches|
|Spread: 12-24 Inches|
|Spacing: 10-12 Inches|
|Drought Tolerant: No|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Use Types: Combinations, Container, Landscape|
|Features: Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Low Maintenance, Deadheading Not Necessary|
|Scientific Name: Impatiens walleriana 'BALFIEPRIM' USPP 18,867, Can 3,361|
|Common Name: Rockapulco® Purple Impatiens|
|Other Name(s): Double Impatiens|
|Plant Type: Annual|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.