Poor Man’s Rhododendron

2 Mar

Poor Man’s Rhododendron (Impatiens oliveri), 4-6 ft., lavender blossoms born in clusters throughout the year, large dark green leaves, will resprout after frost.

This upright, flowering, woody plant produces shoots near the base and is widely grown as an annual in colder regions. Bright to dark green, oval leaves are finely-toothed and 8 inches long. Dazzling white, pale lilac, or pink flowers grow 1 to 2 inches wide and smother light green leaves throughout the autumn and winter. Ideal for brightening a shady garden or for adding color to patios. Requires shady, moist soil.

 

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