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Impatiens omeiana  'Eco Mount Emei'
@ Heronswood, WA

Impatiens omeiana 'Eco Mount Emei'

Mt. Emei Impatiens

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Item #: 1556

Zones: 6a to 8a

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 15" tall

Culture: Light Shade to Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


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Thanks to the late Georgia plantsman Dr. Don Jacobs, who found this superb gem in 1983 at 8,000' elevation on sacred China's Mt. Emei (near Sichuan), where it was growing among rhododendrons and tiarellas. The foliage of Impatiens omeiana resembles a New Guinea impatiens...dark, velvety green with a wide, whitish stripe down the center of the leaf. The yellow flowers, resembling shrunken goldfish, occur only in early fall. Impatiens omeiana is stoloniferous and, when happy, will make nice patches in a moist spot in the woodland garden. Impatiens omeiana is not fond of heat and will go summer dormant in hot summers, returning when the weather cools. Unlike most bedding plants, this impatiens is virtually impossible to root from cuttings.