"Blue Diamond Impatiens"
To die for! This most tantalizing perennial Impatiens bears an abundance of bright ultramarine blue blooms. To 1.5” across & highlighted by a yellow throat, the flowers are displayed in abundance on a multi-branched 2’ x 2’ plant. The color seems to change with temperature & exposure – sometimes it’s REALLY TRULY BLUE & other times it’s a deep purple, but it’s always exquisite. Discovered in 2003 growing in a limited area in the Namcha Barwa Canyon* in Tibet at an elevation of 3,000’ where it’s not perennially hardy, it should self-sow. Easy to grow in rich soil, thrives in containers!
*A canyon that’s not only the deepest canyon in the world - twice as deep as the Grand Canyon - but is also an area that’s been studied only since 1994. Can you say WOW?
Note: Generally, species Impatiens prefer cool Summer climates with little frost, and suffer in areas with too much heat and humidity!