IMPATIENS CAPENSIS 'AUTUMN CANARIES'
A quite astounding new plant which grows and grows into the summer, and you think "what a waste of space, a huge leafy, shrubby bush with no buds". But then comes the surprise! Thousands of tiny buds miraculously inflate and finally open in late August. Throughout September and October the plant is a picture, smothered in wide-throated, nodding, canary-yellow throated, palest primrose flowers. And even as I write in mid November, the buds on this absolutely unique treasure are still opening daily! We recommend that these plants should not be allowed to spread into the countryside.
For best results, sow seeds in good light at any time onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. We recommend germinating at 15 to 20 degrees C. Seeds should ideally germinate in between 2 and 6 weeks although they make take considerably longer. Pot on seedlings before finally planting out into a container or a well-drained spot.
Classification:Hardy biennial, Half hardy annual, Hardy annual
Seeds / gram:300 (Approx)