Fairly new to cultivation, this species impatiens is native to Tibet. It features clear blue flowers on a relatively compact plant. Our third attempt at starting from seed has finally produced sproutlings! They started blooming under lights inside, but I have now planted them in a part shady area of our yard. The blue flowers are marvellous as expected, but I'm equally charmed by the glossy-crinkly dark green leaves (they turned a lighter shade a few weeks later). I hope this one self-seeds!
tender perennial (Z10-11)
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|ernie||May 29, 2009||Hi,
I. namchabarwensis will certainly self sow for you, probably to excess, as it has for me for the 2 years I have had it. It is not root hardy, it will die completely in fallafter frost. It has nice flowers and is a reliable bloomer, starting at an early age.
More info on it in my blog: http://geraniosgarden.blogspot.com |
Thanks Ernie - I look forward to a self-sowing stand of this one. This search link shows both of Ernie's posts about the plant.
|rebecca||Jun 03, 2011||HI,
I am desperately trying to find either seeds or plants of the Impatiens namchabarwensis. Any ideas where I can buy them?
Alas, mine did not self-seed, so this impatiens is lost from our garden. I've gotten my seeds from trades, but I'd be surprised if there wasn't a commercial source for them.
|junior||Jan 09, 2012||hello nice page. do u know where i can find seeds to a plant namne IMPATIENS BLUE DIAMOND NAMCHABURWENIS ????? i can not find it enywere thanks 4 u help
I doubt 'Blue Diamond' is (much) different from the species described on this page. This plant has become more popular in recent years, so I would think that finding a seed source wouldn't be too hard - but I don't have any myself.
- Seed from '05 trade. Baggy 70F (no G, 5w)
- Seed from HPS/MAG '07/'08 exchange. Baggy 70F (4w) - 75F (6w). No G.
- Seed from '08 trade. Baggy 70F (14d; 28%G, 5d)
Looks to me like viable seed germinates readily - but seed doesn't maintain viability very long.
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