Super Elfin® Lipstick Impatiens
Impatiens walleriana 'Super Elfin Lipstick'
Super Elfin® Lipstick Impatiens flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 10 inches
Spacing: 10 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Other Names: Busy Lizzie, Busy Lizzy
Group/Class: Super Elfin Series
This series features large, high quality blooms on vigorous plants with uniform growth habits; perfect for shaded beds, borders, and patio containers
Super Elfin® Lipstick Impatiens is draped in stunning hot pink round flowers at the ends of the stems from mid spring to late summer. Its small pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Super Elfin® Lipstick Impatiens is a dense herbaceous annual with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Super Elfin® Lipstick Impatiens is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Super Elfin® Lipstick Impatiens will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Super Elfin® Lipstick Impatiens is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.
This Plant Finder tool is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact your nearest Platt Hill Nursery store for current availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit us to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.