Sunpatiens? I Had Never Heard of These!
I had not heard of these plants at all. Perhaps I have just walked past them in the garden center because I have not had good luck with regular impatiens for shade. The walleriana cultivar. But our Garden Club went on a tour of a local hospital's garden, called the Garden of Hope at Miami Valley Hospital South and I fell in love with them.
They are a hybrid, if I understood the landscaper's explanation correctly, of the New Guinea impatiens and are not susceptible to the downy mildew like the walleriana type which is the shade impatiens. Aren't these luscious?
In this garden, there are three huge arches which arch over the walkways. They are magnificent. Those archways are metal and irrigated. Our tour was on July 23, so you can see how well they were doing midsummer.
Those archways have about 12 inches of soil, so they do have room for a lot of roots. He pulled and let us check it over.
Probably, a lot of you belong to Garden Clubs. I enjoy visiting the different gardens, both of members and public gardens. I get so many inspiring ideas! Like SunPatiens!
This is a close-up of the Sunpatiens. Very attractive foliage, I think. Want some! This is not one of my blog posts, I just had to talk about these. Meanwhile, I am browsing here and learning.
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