These Proven Winners impatiens were so beautiful when I purchased a flat of them, and I was excited to plant them in several locations that I had successfully grown regular impatiens previously. Sadly, the plants are loaded with many buds, but these end up falling off just before opening to bloom, so no flowers! Rockapulco Rose has been a huge disappointment, and I won’t purchase these again.
Rockapulco® Rose Double Impatiens Impatiens walleriana
- Part Shade to Shade
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
FeaturesAn OASIS has to START somewhere.
Light up any shady area with masses of blooms that resemble miniature rosebuds; no deadheading necessary, blooms spring to frostAward WinnerDeadheading Not Necessary
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:10 - 20 InchesSpacing:10 - 12 InchesSpread:12 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:PinkFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Shade to ShadeMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To FrostHardiness Zones:10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Use in landscapes, containers and combinationsMaintenance 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.
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.Rockapulco® Rose Impatiens walleriana 'BALOLESTOP' USPP 13,639
Katie M., Colorado, United States, 8 weeks ago
They named this one right the flowers look like tiny roses. I can not resist them at the greenhouse.Terri Potter, Ohio, United States, 6 years ago
Every year I plant Rockapulco in the shade and every year a different neighbor will ask me about my mini rose bushes. The flowers resemble roses and the plant has tons of blooms on it all season long. Definitely an impressive plant to enjoy every year.Laura Geoghegan, Illinois, United States, 7 years ago
Simply wonderful, easy and colorful. Love it.Briana, 9 years ago
Outstanding color and performance in shade/partial shade. A favorite in container combos, blooms it's head off all summer until frost. Super color punch in low light areas.Maria Goudy, Wisconsin, United States, 9 years ago
Our plant has done above and beyond in beauty and blooming. It greets all of our friends on our entry porch....on the Oregon Coast!Ruth Ann Fremstad, Oregon, United States, 9 years ago
grows well without a lot of attentionHelen Kleinman, Ohio, United States, 9 years ago
It has proven to be a most outstanding beautiful plant. I'll be adding many more to my planters next year. My favorite new plant of the year!Sandra, Maine, United States, 9 years ago
Marshall Dirks, Illinois, United States, 9 years ago
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