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New! Beacon Impatiens

Beloved for their cheerful display of color as a carpet of summer blooms, easy to grow impatiens are back in BIG way!

Several years ago a strain of downy mildew that devastates standard impatiens, arrived in the Pacific Northwest. We quickly adapted our crops at Squak Mt. and featured New Guinea impatiens and introduced Sunpatiens as disease resistant alternatives. Both are great performers, with pointed tropical shaped leaves and a vast array of bloom colors.

Introducing the all new series of ‘Beacon’ impatiens. These are true traditional impatiens (Impatiens walleriana) that have been bred to have excellent resistance to downy mildew. The result? Care-free impatiens that create endless masses of color in your garden all summer long.

Traditional impatiens begin blooming in early May and their blooms are so profuse that they nearly cover all the green leaves. Our new “Beacon” series features vibrant bloom colors of red, orange, white, salmon, coral and violet. Plants mound beautifully to about 10” tall. We recommend that you space plants about 8” apart when planting drifts. Our greenhouse team is growing the Beacon series in Jumbo packs (6 plants per large pack) or 4” pots for more mature plants. Plant impatiens again this year with wild abandon! One of our favorite plants has returned and is once again disease resistant and easy to grow.

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