- Height 16-30 Inches
- Width 14-20 Inches
- Use as a filler when using in containers
Red packs a punch! Unlike regular impatiens, SunPatiens® is better suited for the sunniest of spots. SunPatiens® Compact Fire Red has vigorous green leaves and scarlet red blooms that last all summer and fall seasons. It has a mounding upright habit that can reach 16 to 30 inches in height. It will spread only 14 to 20 inches, so it works great in both the landscape and containers.
This sun-loving annual does not suffer in the heat. This impatient hybrid was bred with parental lineage native to Indonesia and New Guinea. SunPatiens® work well as fillers in containers. These red fireballs make a huge statement especially when planted in masses.
SunPatiens® Compact Fire Red Impatiens Care
Virtually maintenance-free, just water regularly and make sure it has at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight daily. It can stand the heat but beware that it does not tolerate drought. In times of drought, Sunpatiens can wilt, so ensure that the soil is well-draining and stays consistently moist. Trimming is not recommended and in doing so it can alter its natural upright habit. To promote continuous blooms and vigorous growth, apply fertilizer or compost to garden beds or apply a weak fertilizer regimen to containers.
This is an annual for most zones in the US (9 and below). Hardy to zones 10 and 11, Sunpatiens cannot tolerate frost. Once frost hits in mid-Fall, these plants will die. Overwintering indoors is not recommended.
SunPatiens® Compact Fire Red Impatiens Spacing
Give at least 12 to 24 inches between plants when spacing in the landscape. Use at least a 14-inch pot when planting in containers. Allow at least 6 inches of space between SunPatiens® when planting in combination containers.
SunPatiens® Compact Fire Red Impatiens Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11|
|Flower Color(s): Red|
|Flower Description: Scarlet Red|
|Bloom Period: Planting To Frost|
|Foliage Color(s) Green|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun|
|Height Class: Medium|
|Height: 16-30 Inches|
|Spread: 14-20 Inches|
|Spacing: 12-24 Inches|
|Drought Tolerant: No|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Use Types: Container, Landscape|
|Features: Fall Interest, Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Low Maintenance|
|Scientific Name: Impatiens x hybrida 'SAMKIMP039' USPP 28,590|
|Common Name: SunPatiens® Compact Fire Red Impatiens|
|Plant Type: Annual|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
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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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
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
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
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.