Impatiens – Rockapulco® Appleblossom

Garden Height
10 - 20
10 - 12
12 - 24
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Code
Light Level
Part Shade to Shade
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Is there anyone who hasn't heard of Impatiens? They grow in shade; like warm weather; annual except in zones 10 - 11; have single or double flowers? Rockapulco, however, aren't your shade garden variety Impatiens. We're a new series from one of the world's best plant breeders. Rockapulco thrive in the hottest, most humid deep shade. Like inside a brick-walled courtyard in the Midwest or South.

Each plant forms a symmetrical mound of dark green foliage 10 -20 inches tall. Within a few weeks, an endless profusion of double flowers creates an ever-blooming display of color. Appleblossom, Dark Orange, Orchid, Pink, Purple, Red, Rose, and White. We will Rockapulco your world.

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  • Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Maintenance Notes:

Deadheading isn't necessary but removing spent blooms isn't harmful if you want to clean the plants.

Rockapulco impatiens are very easy to care for, provide them with a shady location, give them a bit of fertilizer and don't let them dry out too much and they will be happy campers. The shouldn't need to be trimmed back, but can be pruned to shape them at any time. If they get too tall, you can cut them back to promote additional branching and a more compact habit.

An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

Uses Notes:

Use in landscapes, containers and combinations

Maintenance Category: Easy

Water Category: Average

Bloom Time: Planting to Frost

Hardiness Zones: 11b

Flower Form: Landscape

Soil Fertility: Average Soil

pH: B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method): 0.6

Fertilization: 150 - 200

Light Requirements: Medium

Water Requirements: Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature: 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature: 65 - 75° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature: 50 - 60° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information:

Spring to Summer Finish. Standard Plant Per Pot.

Finishing Times [weeks]:

4-5" and Quart Pot: 6-9
6" and Gallon Pot: 7-9

Pinching and Growth Regulators:

Pinching isn't necessary.

Adequate light and space while avoiding high ammonium and phosphorus fertilizers will help control growth. Do not over water.

Bonzi (3 to 15 ppm) applied as a spray 1 to 2 times can be used to control growth. Mature plants approaching salable size can be drenched with Bonzi (.25 to 3 ppm) to significantly slow growth while allowing plants to continue to flower.

Pest and Disease Management:

Thrips, aphids, and fungus gnats can be problematic. Botrytis, Pythium and Rhizoctonia can also cause problems.

Grower Tips:

-Moderate drought stress will control growth and promote flowering. Drought stressed plants are more prone to leaf scorch under high light.
-Leach pots periodically to avoid salt build up.

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