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Impatiens

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Impatiens

 
I mpatiens are known by the common name of Jewelweed, Touch-Me-Not, and Snap Weed. Great Britain refers to them as “Busy Lizzie” They are widely distributed throughout the tropics and the Northern Hemisphere. Some species are native to Central Asia and tropical Africa where they are considered perennials.
In North America impatiens have long been used as herbal remedies for bee stings, insect bites, Poison Ivy as well as contact dermatitis. Today impatiens are used in remedies such as Preparation H, anxiety medication, hair dye, and nail polish.
Impatiens grow well in container gardens, hanging baskets, and bedding plants. New Guinea Impatiens are slower in flowering and foliage. They can take a little more sun than most. SunPatiens are a new hybrid that can take the sun and shade. They will require frequent watering. Do not worry if they are very droopy in need of water. Go ahead and water them. They are forgiving will bounce back fairly quickly.
Impatiens are a beginner's best friend !

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