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Rockapulco® Tropical Shades

Garden Height
10 - 20
10 - 12
12 - 24
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Orange, Pink
Light Level
Part Shade to Shade
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Light up any shady area with masses of blooms that resemble miniature rosebuds; no deadheading necessary, blooms spring to frost


Light up any shady area with masses of blooms that resemble miniature rosebuds; no deadheading necessary, blooms spring to frost

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Continuous Re-Bloom

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Long Blooming

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

Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Landscape, Mass Planting

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

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
7-9" Pot :
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot :

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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