Joy Creek Nursery

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Impatiens arguta
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Even as the leaves are falling, Impatiens arguta continues to bloom. The two-inch spurred flowers are architecturally amazing. The inch-wide mouth of the flower consists of five petals asymmetically arranged. An odd erect spur rises from the top of this. In the rear is a long hood which encloses the flower. This comes to a tight whorl at its tip much like a piglet tail. In its native Nepal, we imagine it gets consistent water which is what we have found it needs. The lance-shaped, dark green foliage is etched in veins. It measures 3.5 inches long and nearly an inch-and-a-half wide and is lightly serrated along its margins.

Late spring to autumn.  2 ft. x 4 ft.

Orchid flowers

Part Shade     Zones (7), 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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