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Flower

Foliage

Form

Plant Name

Impatiens cristata

Further details from Wikipedia about Impatiens ("impatient")

Common Name

Touch-Me-Not . The plant derives its scientific name Impatiens ("impatient") and the common name "touch-me-not" from the plant's seed pods. When the seed pods mature, they "explode" when touched, sending seeds several meters away.

Soil

Sand or Chalk

Sun Aspect

Part Shade

Soil Moisture

Moist

Plant Type

Annual

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
(1 inch = 2.5 cms,
12 inches = 1 foot
12 inches = 30 cms,
24 inches = 2 feet,
3 feet = 1 yard,
40 inches = 100 cms)

30 x 24 (75 x 60)

Foliage

Greyed-Green with Maroon veins.

Flower Colour in Month(s). Fruit

Golden-Yellow in July-September followed by seed pod.

Comment

Erect Form. Native to China in forest understories and along canals. Self-seeding.

"Self-seeding annual. Creamy-yellow flowers greyed green foliage with maroon veins, 1m." from Cotswold Garden Flowers .

Available from Cotswold Garden Flowers in the UK

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Seed Pod Exploded

Seed Pod Closeup

 

 

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Botanical Name / Common Name

Flower Colour

Flower Months

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
(1 inch = 2.5 cms,
12 inches = 1 foot
12 inches = 30 cms,
24 inches = 2 feet,
3 feet = 1 yard,
40 inches = 100 cms)

Foliage Colour

A, B, C, D, E, F, G

 

 

 

 

 

H

Hyssopus officinalis / Hyssop

Dark Blue

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August, October

24 x 36
(30 x 90)

Mid-Green

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I

Impatiens cristata / Touch-Me-Not

Golden-Yellow followed by seed pod

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July, August, September

30 x 24
(75 x 60)

Greyed-Green with Maroon veins

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J

 

 

 

 

 

K

Kniphofia aloides / Red Hot Poker

Red in bud, opening to Bright Orange, and fading to Yellow

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August, September

48 x 24
(120 x 60)

Dark Green

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L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

 

 

 

 

 

 

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