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Impatiens 'Pink Slippers'

This is a close look at the rare Impatiens 'Pink Slippers', an awesome, new hybrid of two "Parrot Impatiens" species - the yellow Impatiens clavicalcar, and the red & yellow Impatiens niamniamensis.  All year long it puts out tons of these unusual blossoms, and it looks like little, pink parrots are swarming around the plant!  This is a great collector's plant that would make a unique show plant.  It is extremely rare in cultivation.  I don't know anyone else offering it.

Impatiens 'Pink Slippers'

This is a perennial plant that grows about 15-20 inches tall.  It has an upright, tree-like shape and rigid stems, similar to the parent plants.  It blooms practically non-stop all year long!  The large flowers appear in clusters that emerge straight off the main stem, not just from the new growth like many Impatiens.  The watermelon-colored blooms are 1 inches tall and shaped somewhat like a seahorse.  You may cross-breed the plant with either parent species, or to a few other Impatiens, to create new hybrids!

Impatiens 'Pink Slippers'

It grows well between about 55 and 80 degrees F (13-27C).  I haven't tested it outside that temperature range and recommend caution if you do.  I suspect that hot days with warm nights might stress it, as well as cold conditions.  It grows well in a pot in bright, filtered light.  Protect it from strong afternoon sun.  Like most Impatiens, it enjoys fertile, well-draining soil that's kept evenly moist.  It appreciates humidity over 50%.  In the right conditions, it's very easy to grow.

Impatiens 'Pink Slippers'

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