Hutchinson Farm Flower Guide
                          Vigorous Lavender
Photo: 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

  • Description

    Winter Hardiness: Annual
    Light Requirements: Full sun - part sun

    Where to plant: Large Containers or 

    Height: 12 - 18"

    Width: 12 - 24"
    Spacing: 12 - 20"

  • SunPatiens are 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 hose!).

    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 your garden.

  • Garden Performance
    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.

  • Growing Guide
    SunPatiens® are sun tolerant, but they're NOT drought tolerant, so make sure they get lots of water.
    Moderate feeder, any all purpose, compost, etc

  • Compact Series -in the ground, or containers.
    Garden Height: 12 - 18"
    Garden Width: 12 - 18"

    Compact    Deep Rose
    Compact    Electric Orange
    Compact    Hot Pink
    Compact    Lilac
    Compact    Orchid Blush
    Compact    Purple
    Compact    Red
    Compact    White

  • Vigorous Series - best in the ground, or in very large containers
    Garden Height: 18 - 24"
    Garden Width:18 - 30"

    Vigorous    Lavender Splash
    Vigorous    Orchid
    Vigorous    Pink Kiss
    Vigorous    Red
    Vigorous    Rose Pink
    Vigorous    Shell Pink
    Vigorous    Tropical Orange
    Vigorous    Tropical White