SunPatiens Vigorous Lavender, David
MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm Greenhouse #2,
Burlington, ON, May 28 2011
Grown at Hutchinson Farm since
2010. Available May 2022, in 4½" pots
Winter Hardiness: Annual
Light Requirements: Full sun - part sun
Where to plant: Large Containers or Beds
Height: 12 - 18"
Width: 12 - 24"
Spacing: 12 - 20"
our second most popular annual, (geraniums are
#1). This is impressive when you consider that
SunPatiens have only existed for the last a decade
or so (we grew them for the first time in 2010).
Each year more and more people are growing them,
and with good reason: non stop flower power, and
all you need to do is water them. Plant them in
sun or shade, and they will look great until
frost. They are not affected by rain, and they
thrive even in the hottest conditions. They are
hearty drinkers, and not drought tolerant which is
their only drawback (easy to remedy by your garden
We plant SunPatiens around our farm store every
year. They look fantastic all season, there's no
maintenance, they look great even after a summer
thunderstorms, definitely a must grow flower for
SunPatiens® are easy to grow, and will thrive
until frost. In spite of their name, they
are just as happy in shade. Much
larger than standard shade impatiens, SunPatiens®
do best in the ground, or in very
large containers. The dark foliage contrasts and
emphasizes the blossom colour.
SunPatiens® are sun tolerant, but they're NOT
drought tolerant, so make sure they get
lots of water.
Fertilizer: Moderate feeder, any
all purpose, compost, etc
Compact Series -in
the ground, or containers.
Height: 12 - 18"
Garden Width: 12 - 18"
Compact Electric Orange
Compact Hot Pink
Compact Orchid Blush
- best in the ground, or in very large
Height: 18 - 24"
Garden Width:18 - 30"
Vigorous Pink Kiss
Vigorous Rose Pink
Vigorous Shell Pink