Purple Wellies

One woman's musings of plant lust for intoxicating blooms

Impatiens - supermarket bedding or an ideal bed mate!

Last year I purchased two varieties of hardy Impatiens to help prolong the season of interest from summer into autumn in our garden. Impatiens, like many plants, have got themselves a bad reputation. Impatiens glandulifera, or Himalayan balsalm  has become a nuisance along riverbanks and on waste ground with its exploding seed pods.