Impatien Beacon Bright Red (Busy Lizzie) | Tray of 40 Plug Plants
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Impatien Beacon Bright Red (Busy Lizzie) | Tray of 40 Plug Plants

Impatiens Beacon Bright Red will be smothered in warm-toned red petals giving a long season of colour to border and container displays.

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Impatiens Beacon Bright Red will be smothered in warm-toned red petals giving a long season of colour to border and container displays.

“Bringing a light in the darkness and colour to the shade” aptly describes the fabulous long-awaited and brand-new Impatiens Beacon range, the gardener’s favourite Busy Lizzie, for versatility and summer long performance.

After many years of breeding efforts, the Beacon range has been proven to have high resistance to Impatiens Downy Mildew.

The Impatiens Beacon range are easy to grow, tough and reliable plants that will be in flower all season and perform well in baskets, window boxes, patio containers and flower beds in shaded areas.

*Annuals Category Winner of the New Plant Awards 2019 at the HTA National Plant Show.

See the tabs above or click these links for information on: DeliverySize Guide and Advice.

Click here to see how our Beacon Impatiens performed in trials carried out by Gardening Which Magazine

Brand:  Brookside Nursery
Supplied as:  Tray of 40 Plug Plants
Habit:  Upright
Eventual Height:  25-30cm (10-12")
Eventual Spread:  30-35cm (12-14")
Position:  Full sun/Partial Sun/Shade
Primary Flower Colour:  Red
Suitable for Hanging Baskets?  Yes
Suitable for Patio Containers?  Yes
Scented?  Not Scented
Plant Type:  Annual
Botanical name:  ‎Impatiens walleriana

Free UK delivery on all orders over £50!

For all orders under £50 in value we make a one off P&P charge of £4.95 per order.

Smaller orders are dispatched via Royal Mail 1st Class, larger orders via Parcelforce 24.

We are the only online plug plants supplier to offer a choice of a specific dispatch week for your order. When placing your order, use the drop down box above to select your required dispatch week. You can also alter dispatch weeks in the shopping basket.

All our plug plants are shipped in specially designed packaging to keep the root system in place and the foliage protected in transit.

For more information about plant deliveries, please click here.

For more information about international and Northern Ireland deliveries, please click here.

Size guide - Tray of 40 Plug Plants 

The most economical way to purchase your plants. Securely rooted, strong plants in mini-plugs of compost. Will need to be transplanted and grown on before planting out ready to flower. Tender varieties will need protecting from frost. Compost volume around 2.6cm deep x 1.8cm square. Foliage height 1.5cm-5cm (depending on variety). Full growing instructions are provided.

Growing Advice

Using a good quality multi-purpose compost, pot up your plugs into 10cm pots. Once your plug plants have been potted on and labelled, water them in well and grow on for around 5-6 weeks.  Water once the compost starts to dry out.

If preferred you can pot on the plugs into hanging baskets, flower bags or pots. Add a slow release plant food like Miracle-Gro Slow Release All Purpose Plant Food  to your compost which will give extra nutrients for strong and healthy plant growth.

Keep plants frost free until mid/late May and then harden off before being placed in their final positions when the risk of frost has passed in your area.

Water as necessary giving a liquid feed such as Neudorff Organic Plant Feed as instructed throughout the growing season.

***For packs of 20/40 plug plants gently remove the small plugs from the tray by pushing up from the bottom using a pencil.

Impatien Advice

Maintain a just compost, drying out will cause flower abortion, while wet compost will cause the plant to stretch and reduce flowering. Plants require good light but shade lightly on very bright days to keep flowers above the foliage and prevent leaf burn. Space plants well in their growing environment to avoid stretching.

Good hygiene should be maintained throughout the growing phase. Try not to get the compost too wet and allow the plants as much light as possible. Maintain temperature levels and avoid leaving plants wet late in the day to prevent growth tip abortion. Gradually acclimatise plants to the outside conditions by placing in a sheltered place during the day and bring them back inside at night. Watch out for cold winds as well as pets, birds, mice etc. After all risk of frost has passed they can be left out or planted into their final flowering position for you to enjoy.

Impatiens grow well in semi-shade and make excellent long-lasting summer colour plants in tubs, pots, baskets, pouches as well as beds and borders. They make very good all year round house plants and can be over wintered in a cool room indoors or a frost free greenhouse. Regular feeding about once a week will ensure blooms all summer.

Brookside Nursery Top Tip – Pinching out the first flower buds will ensure that the plant will put its energies into a good root system and foliage growth which will result in a stronger, bushier plant with more flowers.

*** For packs of 40 plug plants gently remove the small plugs from the tray by pushing up from the bottom using a pencil. 

Average Rating (24 Reviews):  
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Rating:  
Excellent
Wednesday, 30 June 2021  | 

Arrived promptly, in good condition, and are thriving. Thank you.


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only ok
Tuesday, 22 June 2021  | 

very pale green in colour? looking very under nourished, repotted and fed know ok.


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Disappointed
Tuesday, 22 June 2021  | 

All pot bound and started flowering the day after I got them. While I obviously appreciate they were in the sale, I still expected to be able to have a decent display.


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Impatients bright red
Tuesday, 1 June 2021  | 

These plug plants arrived very healthy and are comming on very nicely


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Reliable delivery
Thursday, 13 May 2021  | 

As in previous years a high quality of plants coupled with a reliable delivery


Rating:  
Disappointing
Monday, 10 May 2021  | 

Although I knew they were plug plants they are disappointing. I transplanted them and they are in a conservatory but growth is miniscule and a few have died.all the other plants purchased are fine and the petunia plug plants are so much better than these. Would not recommend and would rather buy larger plants and smaller numbers. I know that over the past few years busy Lizzie's have had problems so maybe this isn't over.


Rating:  
Poorly impatiens
Wednesday, 5 May 2021  | 

As usual service delivery and quality of the whole order was excellent EXCEPT these, which were small, yellow and 7 plugs already dead. Hoped they'd pick up in their new pots but they haven't. What went wrong there?


Rating:  
Impatiens
Thursday, 29 April 2021  | 

Have purchased plug plants from Brookside for a number of years. This year, a pack of red impatiens (Deliv 14 April) fell well below usual high standard to which I have become accustomed I'm afraid. Very small and immature seedlings and a number of the tray had not germinated or died in their cells so unable to use around 10 cells.


Rating:  
Poor customer service!
Thursday, 29 April 2021  | 

I sent photos of my very withered, yellow plugs with several dead. I was advised to see how they go over next few days. Any one else would have replaced them immediately or refunded. Half my lettuce plugs died also. Was so looking forward to using Brookside!


Response:

Our apologises that you feel that you have recieved poor customer service , however we can see that you have indeed received a refund now and hope this satisfactory to you.


Rating:  
Poor
Tuesday, 27 April 2021  | 

On arrival plugs did not look good, yellow leaf and very dry root system. Have failed to improve after potting up and a failure rate of about 30%


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