Impatiens Seeds - Dazzler Mix
- Seed Count: 13 Seeds
- Maturity Date: 60-70 days from planting
- Plant Type: Annual
- Origin: East Africa
- Height: 8-12 inches
- Flower Colors: Mixed vibrant shades including pink, red, and white
- Light Requirement: Partial shade to full shade
- Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil
History: Originating from East Africa, Impatiens have become a garden staple across many continents. The Dazzler Series, in particular, has been bred for its vivid colors and resilient growth habit. For generations, impatiens have been cherished for their quick blooming and shade tolerance, making them a go-to for areas where many other flowers would struggle. The Dazzler Series adds a modern twist to this classic plant, offering a mix of vibrant shades and larger, more prolific blooms that truly live up to the 'Dazzler' name. The variety is renowned for its hardy performance and stunning visual appeal.
Uses: The Dazzler Series Impatiens are exceptionally versatile, finding uses in both containers and flower beds. Their shade tolerance makes them ideal for brightening up darker corners of the garden or patio. These flowers are also used for mass plantings, offering a carpet of vibrant color in landscaped areas. Besides their aesthetic value, they serve as excellent companion plants, helping to fill in gaps and provide a lush backdrop for taller, sun-loving plants. Because they're compact but bushy, these impatiens are also perfect for hanging baskets or container gardening. While they are primarily admired for their ornamental value, the Dazzler Series has been noted for its ability to attract pollinators like butterflies, adding ecological function to their list of attributes.
Growth Habit & Planting Instructions: Impatiens from the Dazzler Series typically mature within 60 to 70 days from planting. Though they can tolerate a range of light conditions, they perform best in partial to full shade. To start your seeds, plant them indoors in trays 8-10 weeks before the last expected frost. Use a seed-starting mix and cover the seeds lightly with soil. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged and place the trays in a warm area with indirect light. Once the seedlings have at least two sets of true leaves, they can be transplanted outdoors after the danger of frost has passed. Plant them in well-drained, humus-rich soil and space them about 8-12 inches apart. These plants prefer consistently moist soil, so water them regularly, especially during dry periods. For a more vibrant and prolonged blooming period, apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer at planting time.