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SunPatiens® Compact Orchid Impatiens

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  • Height 16-30 Inches
  • Width 14-20 Inches
  • Use as a filler when using in containers
  • Great in sunny walkways or patio containers!

There is an impatiens that can take the sun? Unlike regular impatiens, SunPatiens® is better suited for the sunniest of spots. This impatient hybrid has vigorous green leaves and beautiful lavender 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 was bred with parental lineage native to Indonesia and New Guinea. SunPatiens work well as fillers in containers. Incorporate these plants along a sunny walkway or plant in a sunny patio container to impress the neighbors.

SunPatiens® Compact Orchid Impatiens Care

Virtually maintenance-free, just water regularly. It can stand the heat but beware that it does not tolerate drought. In times of drought, Sunpatiens can wilt. 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 Orchid 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 Orchid Impatiens Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Description: Lavender Orchid
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
Habit: Mounded
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: No
Container Role: Filler
Use Types: Container, Landscape
Features: Fall Interest, Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Low Maintenance
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Impatiens x hybrida 'SAKIMP041' USPP 28,417
Common Name: SunPatiens® Compact Orchid Impatiens
Other Name(s):
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.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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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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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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Summer Shipping

  • 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.