Impatiens namchabarwensis 'Thominblue'
Archive entry 20.07.08
20th July 2008
A recent introduction that has been making a name for itself as a blue flowered , hardy Impatiens. I was given a rooted cutting by a friend
and it grew rapidly and produced masses of blue-lilac flowers. This cultivar was produced by the breeders at Thomson and Morgan, who
were attempting to produce a more compact plant (the original species is rather leggy). This still doesn't really qualify as 'compact'
but it is probably less unruly.
The hardiness has yet to be demonstrated. I think my large plant was destroyed during the winter. I have a number of rooted cutings
that may have survived!
20th September 2009
It has survived, but not really prospered this year (and since I am actually writing this in April 2010, I can tell you that it hasn't made it through
a second hard winter)!