New Impatiens for 2007
New Impatiens Introductions: Simply Beautiful Fusion & Fanfare Impatiens Series
Impatiens with Orchid Like Blooms and Tropical Colors (Even Yellow!) Impatiens are a garden favorite because they deliver long lasting color in shade. Reds, pinks, lavenders and pure white Impatiens will brighten any dark corner throughout the growing season. Impatiens have indeed become a garden standard.
The breeders at Ball Horticultural Company have recently introduced two new series of Impatiens that are testing very positively. They are both released under the Simply Beautiful brand name: Simply Beautiful Fusion™ series and Simply Beautiful Fanfare™ series.
Simply Beautiful Fusion
Maintenance of the Fusion Impatiens Series. The Fusion series is as undemanding as common Impatiens, but since these annual flowers are going to bloom until frost, you’ll want to give them a rich, well drained soil to grow in.
You can amend the soil with organic matter or use a slow-release fertilizer when planting.
To find a garden center that carries the Fusion Impatiens Series, check theSimply Beautiful website. Keep reading to learn about the trailing Fanfare Impatiens Series.
Trailing Impatiens: Simply Beautiful Fanfare Impatiens Series
Perfect for Hanging Around in the Shade
Simply Beautiful Fanfare
The Fanfare Impatiens series comes in 6 colors: Fuchsia, Blush, Lavender, Orange, Pink Sparkle and the latest, Bright Coral. Mature plants reach a height of 16 – 20″ and can spread up to 2 feet.
- You can amend the soil with organic matter or use a slow-release fertilizer when planting.
- Mulch after planting and give them a light feeding every 6 – 8 weeks.
- Fusions Impatiens enjoy a little sun in the morning, but prefer afternoon shade.
- Heat and humidity don’t seem to faze them.
- If they should begin to look leggy toward the end of summer, Fusion Impatiens can be rejuvenated by shearing them back by about 1/3. New growth and flowers will follow shortly.
To find a garden center that carries the Fanfare Impatiens Series, check the Simply Beautiful website.
Other New Varieties Include:
Devine Pink Envoy Cherry Extreme Utopia