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Impatiens 'Flash' 

The light-pink version of Impatiens sodenii is a common sight in California gardens.  Here is a new hot-pink color form that will knock your socks off!  The 'Flash' Impatiens is a rare hybrid of Impatiens sodenii with large blooms splashed with fluorescent pink.  And the color never stops, because it flowers all year long!  This robust Impatiens can reach gargantuan proportions - to 7 feet tall or more!  I don't know anyone else offering fresh seeds online.

Impatiens oliveri Flash

The "Flash" Impatiens is a perennial bush with vigorous, upright growth, similar to the common form of the species.  If you don't want a person-sized bush, you may prune it to any size you wish.  The flowers are about 2 inches across and have a curved "tail" in back up to 5 inches long!  The crisp-white petals are generously splashed with hot pink, which look like they're airbrushed on.  This plant is a very heavy bloomer and flowers practically non-stop for me.  Seedlings from this plant will look very similar to the photos here, and some plants may have even more coloration.  Feel free to cross-breed this plant with other Impatiens, to create new & exciting varieties!

Impatiens sodenii Flash

Like many Impatiens, it is happiest in moderate daytime temperatures and cooler nights.  It might not thrive if temperatures consistently get over about 85 degrees F (29 C) and nights are warm.  I don't think it can survive below 30 degrees F (-1 C).  It may be grown as an annual outdoors, or grow it in a pot indoors.  It grows well in filtered sun or bright shade.  Protect it from hot afternoon sun.  Like most Impatiens, it prefers fertile, well-draining soil that is kept evenly moist.  Over 40-50% humidity is best.

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