Impatiens hochsteteri

Water Needs

high

Impatiens hochsteteri
Perennial
Wild Impatiens

30 x 40 cm

Size

Light Conditions

shade; semi-shade

Frost

tender

Flowers

Pink & white; October – March; spring summer autumn

semi-shade; shade; damp shade; water; green walls; roof

Garden Situation

Habitat

forest; wetland pond; Coastal KZN; Coastal Eastern Cape

Region

Subtropical East Coast; thicket; Western Cape; Bushveld savanna; Highveld

Rain Season

summer; winter

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Description

Small white & pink to mauve flowers of an unusual shape. Large clumps form in ideal conditions - add leaf litter to retain moisture. Tends to wilt if dry and planted where it receives too much sun. Attractive groundcover for moist shade. Host plant to Striped Hawk Moth species. Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Western Cape.

Impatiens hochsteteri
Impatiens hochsteteri