Impatiens hawkeri W. Bull, Gard. Chron. ser. 2, 25:760, t. 168. 1886 (Syn: (=) Impatiens herzogii K. Schum.; (=) Impatiens linearifolia Warb.; (=) Impatiens schlechteri Warb.);

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New Guinea Impatiens;
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This is very variable plant – both in the wild in New Guinea and cultivated in gardens. Flowers colors – white, rosa, red, purple, violet, some bicolor varieties and so on. There could be also colored leaves and veins.
This variability puzzled first botanists investigating New Guinea Impatiens – there were described several species. Recently it was hybridized to obtain more heat and sun tolerant plants.
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Note big flowers, spur thicker in Impatiens hawkeri than in I. walleriana and leaves narrower than in I. walleriana. Many varieties have red veins or red lower side of leaves.
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efloraofindia:”For Id 23012013MR1’’ is this Impatiens hawkeri at Pune: 1 image.  19/08/2012

requesting identification of this Impatiens plant at Pune. is this Impatiens hawkeri?
Id help

http://bushbernie.blogspot.in/2012/08/flower-flaunt-time-at-start-of-our-end.html


It is Impatiens hawkeri or at least hybrid of this species, as some recent New Guinea Impatiens were hybridized to obtain more sun- and heat-tolerant plants.



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[efloraofindia:For Id 04032013MR1] Balsaminaceae, Geraniaceae and Oxalidaceae Week: Balsaminaceae-Impatiens spp at Pune:

Aug 2012

Requesting identification of this Impatiens spp at a private society garden at Pune


Impatiens hawkeri
This is very variable plant – both in the wild in New Guinea and cultivated in gardens. Flowers colors – white, rosa, red, purple, violet, some bicolor varieties and so on. There could be also colored leaves and veins.
This variability puzzled first botanists investigating New Guinea Impatiens – there were described several species. Recently it was hybridized to obtain more heat and sun tolerant plants.

Is New Guinea Impatiens commonly planted in India?



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An ornamental, cultivated, potted plant seen in Nairobi, Kenya on 24/1/2009 during a visit.

Id please.


Some leaves, and spur?


Probably I. hawkeri (New Guinea Impatiens)


I found one more picture in a pink color. Hope it helps.


Impatiens hawkeri for sure – note big flowers, spur thicker than in I. walleriana and leaves narrower than in I. walleriana. Many varieties have red veins or red lower side of leaves


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Date: Aug 2012
Sharing picture of Impatiens hawkeri from a private society garden at Pune



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Kindly confirm if all these pictures are of Impatiens hawkeri.

Taken at various locations.


for me all these are New Guinea Impatiens, it means I. hawkeri and maybe some hybrids with other similar species. By the way, nice variability in these plants 🙂



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SK1147 27 MAY 2018 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Location:  Soureni, India 
Date: 7 May  2018
Altitude: 4000 ft
Habit : Cultivated 
Impatiens. ! ID

This is New Guinea Impatiens, Impatiens hawkeri. It could have many different colours of flowers and leaves with white, yellow or red markings.
In modern cultivars also some other, more heat resistant taxa were interbreed with I. hawkeri, but still name I. hawkeri is best solution, when New Guinea Impatiens need to be named in Latin.



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SK 2328 18 December 2019 : 11 posts by 4 authors. 4 images – 6 to 7 mb.
Location: Jawalakhel Flower Show, Lalitpur
Date: 20 October 2019
Elevation: 1300 m.
Habitat: Cultivated
Impatiens balsamina L. ??

Impatiens walleriana I think


Yes its Impatiens walleriana.
Another popular ornamental species of balsam after Impatiens balsamina.


Impatiens walleriana. Thank you …!


I think it should be Impatiens hawkeri as per keys and details herein.
Note big flowers, spur thicker in Impatiens hawkeri than in I. walleriana and leaves narrower than in I. walleriana. Many varieties have red veins or red lower side of leaves.

I guess you are right … I have checked my earlier post.


Thanks for correcting …, you are right.

Both species being ornamental looks very simillar and even have different cultivars.

But as flowers looks much large here than I.walleriana with thicker spur and narrower leaves with near red veins so it should be I.hawkeri.


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Seen in the garden during my visit in October, 2018.


Impatiens hawkeri ??


Impatiens hawkeri is possible as suggested by …


Yes, Impatiens hawkeri.
New Guinea Impatiens has many cultivars with different flower colors, also color markings on leaves.

Very popular garden plant, particularly in city green spaces.



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An ornamental, cultivated balsam seen in Mahabaleshwar on 18/4/2009.

Flower much bigger in size.
Id please.


It also could be I. hawkeri or something close


I guess so according to … !


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