Genus of 800 to 1000 species of annual and evegreen perennial plants with a rich flowering in summer and early autumn. There have been developed many improved cultivars that render the genus one of the most commercially successful in the world.
Latin name: Impatiens balfourii
Grow in moist, fertile, humus-rich soils, in partly shaded, wind-protected sites.
Use in rock and flower gardens, in flowerpots or indoors.
Propagated by cuttings and seeds.
Herbaceous perennial with green leaves and fuchsia-coloured flowers.