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SunPatiens Compact Electric Orange | 5 Large Plug Plants

Winner of a prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit and voted second in the people's choice at RHS Wisley 2014. - 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.

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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. 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.

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. 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. 

or buy as part of our SunPatiens Compact Collection

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Brand:  Brookside Nursery
Supplied as:  5 Large Plug Plants
Habit:  Upright
Eventual Height:  25-60cm (10-24")
Eventual Spread:  25-60cm (10-24")
Position:  Sun or Partial Shade
Primary Flower Colour:  Orange
Suitable for Hanging Baskets?  No
Suitable for Patio Containers?  Yes
Scented?  Not Scented
Plant Type:  Tender Annual
RHS Award of Garden Merit:  Yes
Botanical name:  Impatiens x hybrida

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

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

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Size guide - Pack of 5 Large Plug Plants 

Pot 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/10cm pots prior to planting out if planting straight into garden borders. Tender varieties will need protecting from frost. Compost volume around 4-5cm deep x 3-4cm square. Foliage height 5cm-12cm (depending on variety). Full growing instructions are provided.

SunPatiens® Planting & Care Tips


SunPatiens® can't be beaten for easy care and non-stop colour. 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

General Growing Advice

Using a good quality multi-purpose compost, pot up your plugs into 13cm 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.

Average Rating (7 Reviews):  
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Rating:  
Lovely
Wednesday, 14 April 2021  | 

Doing well plan on buying more


Rating:  
Slow to develop
Monday, 22 June 2020  | 

Potted on after arrival but very slow to develop into plants big enough to plant out.


Rating:  
good plants
Monday, 4 May 2020  | 

The plants were in good condition on arrival. They were a bit slow getting going but are excellent plants by early Mat


Rating:  
fantastic
Tuesday, 14 April 2020  | 

very pleased will use again .thank you.


Rating:  
Brookside Plants
Tuesday, 31 March 2020  | 

these were lovely plug plants. better than I have received from any other supplier in the past


Rating:  
2020 Order
Tuesday, 31 March 2020  | 

As usual Brookside kept me well informed re the status and delivery times of my order. Pleased to report that plants arrived as promised in excellent condition. Will continue to order from Brookside in future.


Rating:  
Fabulous
Wednesday, 18 September 2019  | 

Delivered w/c 8 April into a heated greenhouse so were already a good size and in flower when planted out in pots towards the end of May. Similar to New Guinea hybrids but bigger and with more flowers - they never stop. At the time of writing (18 September) each plant is a perfectly symmetrical mound around 20 inches across. Highly recommended.


Response:

Thank you so much for your review. Lovely to hear that the plants are thriving so well.


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