Chris's Weblog – City Chickens

Impatiens F2 Colour Magic

ImpatiensThis morning I have sown 24 Busy Lizzie seeds in a modular propagation tray and they are now sitting on the window ledge. I have often bought these from the garden centre as small plants but have never grown them from seed. I haven’t seen this particular variety before. They were bought from Alan Romans at 50p for 85 seeds.

This compact variety is early flowering and very tolerant of shade. The flowers are large and come in a cheery mix of orange, pink, carmine, scarlet and white. Ideal for beds and borders or to brighten up a shady spot on the patio.