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All Shades of Green—-A Plant Perspective

Congo Cockatoo Impatiens

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Impatiens niamniamensis ‘Congo Cockatoo’ is also referred to as the parrot plant and is a tropical plant that can be grown as an annual here in the Pacific Northwest, or indoors as a houseplant.  I have mine out for the summer, and eagerly look forward to having it share our home during the cold months.  The flowers appear as little hooked beaks of fire red and yellow, blooming from May to frost.  It can grow to 20″ tall in a season with a thick succulent trunk.  Water regularly and provide part to full shade for this impatiens to thrive.  To read comments on growing this plant, check out this site on Dave’s Garden:  http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/38288/#b

Curvy flowers

Impatiens n. 'congo cockatoo'

Author: rainyleaf

So much pruning, so little time!

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