Feb 21, 2022
Top 5 Things You Should Know Before Planting Impatiens

Here are five interesting features about impatiens you should know before planting them in your Spring garden.A wide shot of a shaded home garden setting with multi-color Beacon impatiens in the front border.

1. Find a shady space. Beacon® Impatiens love full shade You can plant them in partial shade, as long as you choose a location that receives a few hours of sunlight in the morning, and then shade for the rest of the day during Spring/Summer.

A multi-color decorative container sits on a patio in a garden setting.

2. If you’re looking for an easy-to-grow plant, or just a beginner gardener, look no further than impatiens. Beacon Impatiens are easy to maintain and fill your shade garden with the colors you love.

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3. Impatiens are a wonderful addition to any container. They complement and are the perfect “filler” when you mix them with other shade-loving flowers in pots or hanging baskets.

Photo is a brick townhouse front gardenscape with colorful beds of Beacon.

4. Be mindful of how close you plant impatiens together. The closer they are, the taller they grow. Beacon Impatiens can grow anywhere between 14-18 inches (35-45 cm) tall.

Photo is a comparison bed of disease resistance. Healthy Beacon impatiens are on the left, while defoliated infected impatiens are on the right.

5. If you’re concerned about Impatiens downy mildew (IDM), Beacon Impatiens have got you covered. Testing and trialing have proven that Beacon Impatiens are highly resistant to IDM, offering long-lasting colors to your shaded gardens without the risk of disease.

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