impatiens fanfare (trailing)

Planting Tips

NOT IN PRODUCTION THIS YEAR

FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY

Spacing: 12-16″
Height: 16-24″
Exposure: pt sun to shade
Blooming season: spring until fall
Plant Habit: spreading and trailing
Characteristics: attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, heat-tolerant, shade-tolerant
Uses: beds, hanging baskets, mixed and mono containers

These plants are amazing performers and don’t get the respect, yet, that they deserve. They bloom best under very bright shade, with even a little dappled sun, and while they love the water, they are VERY forgiving of a wilt. One of the best attributes of Fanfares is that they actually trail over the edge and downward from there. We have had a container of Fanfares that completely covered, to the ground, a container that was approx 20″ tall (a pic of which is included in the gallery).

Fanfares are also reportedly resistant to Impatiens Downy Mildew, the disease that first showed around these parts in 2012 and causes regular impatiens to go from beautiful to bare sticks in a matter of days.