Impatiens arguta Dark Form
A hardy, perennial species that is native to the mountains of Nepal, Tibet and western China. This form is without doubt the superior colour form of arguta that we have in our collection. Leaves are long and shallowly serrated on attractive red stems growing up to 30 cm tall. Rather than staying upright, this form tends to want to trail on the ground and root at the nodes. The open branches are adorned with very large, tubular, violet-purple, orchid-like flowers with orange marked throats and spurs, produced from midsummer into autumn. Moist, humus rich, well-drained soil in part to full shade in a cool position. Can be pot grown or planted in the garden. Hardy to -12 C in the ground with a winter mulch. If pot grown, it requires full protection from frosts.