Impatiens SunPatiens® Spreading Shell Pink
2015 AAS Flower Award Winner

The truly unique genetic background of SunPatiens® Spreading Shell Pink delivers unsurpassed garden performance with season long, soft pink flowers that never slow down. Strong roots take hold quickly after transplanting and these impatiens thrive under high heat, rain and humidity. The AAS Judges loved these vigorous spreading plants that keep their shape all summer, plus, they do just as well in full sun as in shade. These low-maintenance plants are perfect for gardeners looking for impatiens that are resistant to downy mildew. 

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Flower Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Impatiens
Variety Name: SunPatiens® Spreading Shell Pink
Genus: Impatiens
Species: x hybrida hort
Year: 2015
Common Name: SunPatiens®
Type: Flowers from Cuttings
Breeder: Sakata Ornamentals
Close Market Comparison: NGI Sun Harmony Pink, SunPatiens® Compact Blush Pink
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Sun or Shade
Water Needs: Normal
Dead Heading Recommended: NO
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Dark green
Plant Habit: Mounded
Plant Height: Tall: Over 24"
Garden Spacing: 14 to 18 inches
Bloom Time: Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Fall, Summer to Frost
Bloom Color: Pink, Coral
Bloom Color Pattern: Solid
Bloom Size: 2 to 3 inches
Fragrance: None
Weather Tolerance: Heat, Rain, Wind
Pollinator Friendly: Hummingbirds
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES
Hanging Basket: YES
Low Edging: YES
Medium Height Divider: YES
Tall Background: YES
Ground Cover: YES
Herb: NO
Cut Flower: NO
Dried Flower / Everlasting: NO
Houseplant: NO
Water Garden: YES
Edible Ornamental: NO

How to Grow

Plant SunPatiens® in full-sun or part shade areas that receive filtered sun or 4 hours or more of light.  Soil should drain well (avoid heavy clay soils) and contain a 10-20% organic matter.  SunPatiens are very light feeders, and excessive fertilizer may result in reduced flowering and weak stems.  If applying liquid fertilizer, use 1/4 to 1/3 the typical rate every 3-4 weeks.  Another option is to apply a slow release fertilizer at planting at ½ the typical rate. Keep well watered especially during the first 2 weeks after transplanting.

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