Impatiens sodenii
(syn. oliveri)
‘Zanzibar’

To 4’ tall, perennial & almost ever blooming, this rare variety of Impatiens oliveri comes to us from the amazing “Mr. Impatiens” Derick Pitman. Large (3” across) & lovely, lavender blushed blooms are sweetly decorated with magenta markings around the throat. Impatiens oliveri usually grows 3’ to 4’ tall, with strongly multi-branching, semi-succulent stems. It is frost tender (30 degrees F), so it’s best grown (as a perennial) in USDA zones 10-11 & will bounce back from the roots if frost damaged. Grow it in morning sun or bright shade in rich, composted soil. Pollinated by hummingbirds & moths. Self-sows!

AM Sun/Brt. Shade
Avg./Moist soil
Perennial in USDA zones 10-11, annual elsewhere.