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Impatiens hochstetteri

Mauve Impatiens

Plant near a pond in dappled shade. medicinal

Plant Type:

General Size: small

Flowering Time: summer

Flowering Colour: mauve

Specifications: evergreen | semi shade | shade | townhouse gardens | wetlands

Description

A fast growing water loving groundcover. It grows about 30 cm tall and 40 cm wide. It has soft oval rounded petals. The flowers open in summer. Plant this lovely groundcover in dappled shade, particularly near a pond or stream as it loves moist conditions. It requires a protected position in frosty gardens. A leaf and stem infusion is also used as a tradition medicine for dealing with eczema. The name is derived from the Latin impatiens = referring to the bursting of the seed pod and forceful scattering of the seeds.