Name: Variegated Spreading Salmon Sunpatiens
Type of Plant: This variety of Sunpatiens forms a nice rounded plant that grows about 18” high and 20” wide. The yellow and green foliage perfectly offset the salmon colored flowers.
Why I love this plant: The bold foliage of this annual is a great contrast to finer foliaged perennials and annuals. The combination of foliage and flower color brighten up a flower bed from planting to hard frost. No pinching and no deadheading required!
A Word to the Wise: Sunpatiens can grow in the sun or part shade but make sure they get at least 3 hours of sun for best blooming. Like many annuals these do well when planted with a combination of equal parts time-release synthetic fertilizer and an organic granular such as Plant-tone. Scatter that mix on the surface of the soil in a 20” diameter area before planting and your fertilization is set for the entire season.