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Impatiens

This half hardy annual is a standard for summer shade gardens. The thick, decorative foliage is covered with a profusion of blooms. Flowers come in a wide range of bright colors. Impatiens enjoy infrequent feeding with a balanced fertilizer. Let the soil dry out just a bit between waterings to encourage compact growth and profuse flowering. Start seeds indoors six to eight weeks before the last frost. The plant makes an attractive hanging basket.