How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Impatiens, New Guinea impatiens—Impatiens wallerana
Family Balsaminaceae (Balsam family)

Plant Identification

Impatiens are annual or perennial plants.  Perennial species are often grown as annuals.  Flowers bloom throughout the summer and vary in color, which includes pink, white, red, purple, and orange.  Impatiens are usually planted in containers or borders and attract hummingbirds.

Optimum conditions for growth

Impatiens require regular water and, depending on species, do best in partial or full shade and prefer moist well-drained soils.

Red blossoms
Red blossoms

Pests and disorders of Impatiens wallerana



Environmental disorders



Pink blossoms
Pink blossoms

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