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Impatiens cymbifera CC4980

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27th October 2006

A vigorous annual species with glossy green leaves. It doesn't flower until october, and is completely destroyed by frost, so every year is a race to produce seed. Spreading slowly around the garden (and being controlled where needed).

24th October 2008

I have it producing seedlings at the back of the conservatory (where it is hemmed in with concrete). I think it would be quite a hazard in the open garden.

16th October 2009

The cold winter destroys the adult plants completely, but the seed manages to survive, and pops up wherever it gets a chance.

27th November 2010

Usually the plants are destroyed by frost but this year it was heavy snowfall in November that ended the season.

1st November 2013