Beacon White Impatiens
Beacon Series impatiens grow stronger and perform longer in gardens, window boxes, and hanging baskets than other impatiens. Extensive trialing has proven that the Beacon series has high resistance to IDM (Impatiens downy mildew, a destructive disease that has affected impatiens for over a decade). You can confidently fill in those part sun to shaded locations with these season-lasting vibrant colors.
Germination: 10-21 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and press into soil, seeds need light to germinate
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-10 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperature. Transplant after last frost, 12-18” apart
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sowing is not recommended
Growth Habit: Mounded
Height and Width: 14-18" by 12-14"
Spacing: 10-12" apart
Light Needs: Part shade to shade
Soil Needs: Fertile, moist, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 70-80 days
Uses: Bedding plant, containers, hanging baskets
Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend soil with compost before transplanting. Apply a liquid fertilizer every 3-4 weeks or use a time-release fertilizer at planting time. Water well during dry spells.