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Family: BalsaminaceaeMain Season: AutumnFlower Colour: YellowLeaf Colour: GreenFoliage: DeciduousPosition: ShadeSoil Type: Good, moist, humus-richHeight: 30cm to 45cm (12" to 18")Peat Free? Not yetHardiness Guide: RHS H7 minimum at least -20CPot Size: 1L
Similar to better known Impatiens omeiana and at least as hardy, this forms slow spreading patches of olive leaves and big creamy yellow flowers with orange-brown speckles to 40cm. Good soil in shade.
The flowers are a delightful light yellow which is richer further back, the inside of the flower has a fine array of speckles.
A super addition to a shady border with decent soil that preferably doesn't dry out, Impatiens pritzelii 'Sichuan Gold' is a good companion to other typical shade plants such as Epimedium, Poylgonatum and ferns. Useful as the flowers are produced in late summer and autumn, until the frosts, which is much later than most woodland perennials.
Collected in Sichuan, China by Darrell Probst.
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