Sunpatiens a must have this summer
It is a great time to sort some summer flowering plants, what with all this warm weather and lovely but somewhat excessive rain.
You can’t go past Sunpatiens which are getting rave reviews the world over. With big eye catching flowers and dark green or brightly variegated foliage, these flowering powerhouses love the sun.
We are more familiarwith the New Guinea or tropical impatiens that are widely grown in the shade through the summer months. These will not tolerate full sun through the hottest time of the year and are best grown in full shade.
The Sunpatiens, however, are quite a different story. Theywill flower profusely during the heat of the summer, being at their best through this time. They are really bright and beautiful and are perfect for that sunny spot in the garden where youwant to add a burst of tropical colour.
They come in a range of colours including coral, orange, carmine red, deep rose, lilac, blush pink, white and magenta.
We have some planted up in pots and they are performing brilliantly.
They have grown into a lovely big bush that is full of flower and overhanging the pot they make a fantastic display.
Plant enmasse in the garden for the best effect. They could be used as a border planting or as a feature under the trees or out in the full sun.
When planting at this time of the year, ensure that you add in some good quality compost to the soil and perhaps mulch with some Daltons Mulch and Grow. Thiswill ensure that they don’t dry out as even though they like the sun, they do not like to dry out.
So if you are wanting a blast of colour in your garden for summer, get some Sunpatiens in now and be bright!
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Sunpatiens love the sun.