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Week 39 – September 29, 2023

Plant Information

Beacon® Orange Impatiens

Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Impatiens walleriana

Common Name: Busy Lizzy, Patience Plant

Blooming Season: Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer

Plant Habit: Mounded, Upright

Characteristics: Shade Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Water: Medium

Fertilize: None or when needed only

Spacing: 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)

Height: 14 - 18" (36 - 46cm)

Width: 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)

Exposure: Shade, Partial Sun

General Information: Shows many flowers in a traditional shade plant that is a low-maintenance, must-have plant for shade gardens.

Grower Information:

Hot New Colours Join the Disease-Resistant Series
Announcing a popular colour addition for the Beacon Series, NEW Lipstick, along with bold NEW Pearl Island Mixture, a 3-colour mix named after a well-known lighthouse in Nova Scotia, Canada, where Impatiens downy mildew has been a significant problem. This mix joins the three mixes introduced in 2023, expanding the versatile series with high resistance to the widely prevalent populations of Plasmopara destructor, the cause of Impatiens downy mildew. These impatiens are suitable for packs, pots, hanging baskets and in-ground beds. Beacon Impatiens will continue to help “shine the light” on lesser-known diseases by supporting a different charitable organisation each year with a percentage of sales. Visit for more details.

Plug crop time: 4 to 5 weeks
Transplant to finish: 3 to 4 weeks

  • Beacon impatiens exhibits high resistance to the widely prevalent populations of Plasmopara destructor, which cause Impatiens downy mildew (IDM).
  • Beacon impatiens offers the opportunity to bring back into production a well-known, in-demand, easy-to-grow and versatile product for increased sales.
  • Extensive trialing has proven that Beacon impatiens provides genetic high resistance to IDM. Beacon is not immune to IDM; there are scenarios where preventative IDM fungicides may be recommended.
  • Beacon impatiens is easy to incorporate into production planning.
  • Fast-filling, season-long colour for gardens and landscapes.

A bright, clean orange on moderate-vigour, upright mounded plants with bright green foliage.


Protection Information: CA PAF; EU PAF; US10,285,362; US11,166,424

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