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SunPatiens Compact Electric Orange. Winner of a prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit and voted second in the people's choice at RHS Wisley 2014. Read More.- This colour of Sunpatiens really does have to be seen to be believed! Striking vibrant orange flowers that will outshine everything else in the garden.This superior busy lizzie variety is taking the plant world by storm. SunPatiens are stronger and far more robust than standard impatiens, growing up to 3 times larger than standard impatiens - just one plant covers an area 3 feet square! As their name suggests, SunPatiens also have superb weather tolerance with the ability to withstand wind, rain, humidity, scorching heat and cool shade. Sunpatiens are also tolerant to downy mildew on Impatiens.(more info)Strong and robust. Height and spread: 60cm (24")Tolerant to downy mildew problems (more info)Use one Sunpatiens instead of three standard busy lizzie plants. Superb weather tolerance – flourishes in all conditions. Our large plug plants will be very quick to establish. Read our SunPatiens Growing Guide here
Brand: Brookside NurserySupplied as: 5 Large Plug PlantsHabit: UprightEventual Height: 60cm ( 24")Position: Sun or Partial ShadeFlower Colour: OrangeSuitable for Hanging Baskets? YesSutable for Patio Containers? YesScented? Not ScentedPlant Type: Tender AnnualPlant Habit: Compact
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Our plug plants are supplied in four sizes; small, medium, large and jumbo plugs....The foliage height will differ depending on variety.
Small Plugs - Trays of 40The most economical way to purchase your plants. Securely rooted, strong plants in mini-plugs of compost. Will need to be transplanted and grown on a windowsill, or in a greenhouse or conservatory, before planting out ready to flower. Compost volume around 2.3cm deep x 1.3cm square. Foliage height 1.5cm-5cm depending on variety)
Medium Plugs - Trays of 20Our brassicas and lettuce are sold as medium plugs. Securely rooted, strong plants in mini-plugs of compost. Will need to be transplanted and grown for a short while on a windowsill, or in a greenhouse or conservatory, before planting out ready to flower. Compost volume around 3cm deep x 2cm square. Foliage height 1.5cm-5cm depending on variety)
Large Plugs - Packs of 5Pot Ready, Large, Healthy plants, individually rooted in large plugs of compost. Ideal for planting into baskets, containers or small areas in the garden. Best results achieved if grown on for a short while in 9cm pots prior to planting out if planting straight into garden borders. Tender varieties will need protecting from frost. Compost volume around 4cm deep x 3.5cm square. Foliage height 5cm-12cm depending on variety)
Jumbo Plugs - Packs of 3Our premium perennials are supplied as Jumbo plugs. These plans would benefit from potting into large pots (5” upwards”) for a few weeks before planting out in the garden. Compost volume around 5cm deep x 5cm square. Foliage height 5cm-20cm depending on variety)
SunPatiens® Planting & Care Tips
SunPatiens® can't be beat for easy care and non-stop color. Aside from regular watering, SunPatiens are virtually maintenance free. Plant them, step back and you will be delighted with the results! Baskets & Containers
Plant in well-drained potting soil if you are re-potting into larger containers or baskets Incorporate a slow release fertilizer into the potting media if the soil you are using does not already contain fertilizer If potting soil does not contain fertilizer, apply water-soluble fertilizer at label rates 2-3 times per month Place containers or baskets in full sun or shade Water plants well after planting and keep the media evenly moist until plants are established (7-10 days) If plants wilt after they are established, simply water well and they should revive within 24 hours New leaves and new flowers will cover the old blooms so you don't need to remove old flowers or cut off older growth In most cases, SunPatiens should not be cut back to control size as it alters their natural form
In the Garden
Plant in well-drained soil, rich in organic matter such as compost Incorporate a slow release fertilizer at label rates into the soil when you plant An alternative way to fertilize is to apply water-soluble fertilizer at label rates 2-3 times per month Plant in full sun or shade Water plants well after planting and keep the media evenly moist until plants are established, which should be in 7-10 days If plants wilt after they are established, simply water well and they should revive within 24 hours In most cases, SunPatiens should not be cut back to control size as it alters their natural form but if Vigorous types get taller than desired in mid- to late summer, they can be cut back, taking off the top 1/3 of growth
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