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Botanical Name: Impatiens 'SunPatiens Compact Lilac'

Common Name: SunPatiens®, Compact Lilac New Guinea Impatiens

Cultivar: SunPatiens Compact Lilac

Other Names: New Guinea Impatiens, Busy Lizzie, Busy Lizzy

Plant Type: Annual

Grown locally in our Woburn Greenhouses, SunPatiens are the perfect sun & heat–loving impatiens. They thrive in full sun or part shade and deliver continuous color from spring through frost. Whether used in baskets, window boxes, patio pots or in the landscape, these beautiful plants combine massive flower power with tough, low-maintenance plants that flourish almost anywhere.

Plant Categories: Annual, Bedding Plant, Shade-tolerant Annual, Sun-loving Annual

Landscape Application: Massing, Edging, Garden, Container, Basket

Water Requirements
Average To Moist

Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun To Shade

Plant Height
24 Inches

Plant Width/Spread
24 Inches



Growth & Care

Recommended Pruning MethodShould Not Need Pruning

Size & Shape

Growth RateFast
Plant FormMounded
Plant DensityDense

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryImpatiens


Foliage ShapePointy


Flower ColorLilac
Flower PeriodFrom Mid Spring To Early Fall

Landscape Attributes

SunPatiens® Compact Lilac New Guinea Impatiens is a dense herbaceous annual with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

SunPatiens® Compact Lilac New Guinea Impatiens is recommended for the following landscape applications,

Mass Planting, Border Edging, General Garden Use, Container Planting, Hanging Baskets

Ornamental Features

SunPatiens® Compact Lilac New Guinea Impatiens features bold lilac purple round flowers at the ends of the stems from mid spring to early fall. Its pointy leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Planting & Growing

SunPatiens® Compact Lilac New Guinea Impatiens will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.

This plant performs well in both full sun and full shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by cuttings, however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

SunPatiens® Compact Lilac New Guinea Impatiens is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.