The Jewelweed Plant (Impatiens Capensis) is a beautiful, colorful perennial plant. It is a North American native species that will grow in the total sun or filtered sunshine in the U.S.D.A. plant growing zones 2 through 11.
This plant is separate from its cousin, the yellow jewelweed. While they share some similarities, such as flourishing in almost every growing zone in the contiguous United States, they are altogether different plants.
Its name is not from the jewel-toned flowers but from the leaves. The leaves are broad, catching dewdrops and rain very effectively. The water droplets reflect the morning sunshine and look like tiny crystals.
Jewelweed Plant Has Bright, Attractive Orange Flowers
The plant grows up to two feet tall, with lance-shaped leaves and bright orange. The flowers grow up to 3 1/3" across and have five petals. The narrow trumpet shape of this flower makes it very attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. It blooms throughout the summer and into the first weeks of autumn.
The leaves are approximately 1/2" long, oval-shaped, and have serrated edges. They grow in an opposing pattern at the base and alternate at the top.
The species is known for its rapid seed dispersal. When someone touches the seed pods, they burst open, and the seeds will spread far and wide. Impatiens capensis grows best in moist, shady areas and can be grown in containers or beds.
It is an excellent choice for adding color to shady spots in the garden.
Caring for Jewelweed Plant
This plant has a very self-sufficient and good-natured temperament. They are drought-resistant, cold-resistant, heat-resistant, and pest-resistant.
They're also self-fertilizing and self-seeding, meaning they will return year after year without additional help. The only care you can give is providing about an inch of water weekly.
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I have this in my backyard, well taken care since this can be of great help apart from its ornamental value. Thanks TN nursery for introducing this to me.
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Very gorgeous and brings in beautiful wild life!
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