Impatiens omeiana
Common Name: hardy impatiens
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Balsaminaceae
Native Range: China
Zone: 6 to 9
Height: 0.75 to 1.50 feet
Spread: 0.75 to 1.50 feet
Bloom Time: September to October
Bloom Description: Yellow
Sun: Part shade to full shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Naturalize
Flower: Showy
Leaf: Colorful
Tolerate: Heavy Shade


Grow in moist, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Naturalizes by stolons in optimum growing conditions. This plant should be sited in a protected location in the St. Louis area where it may not be reliably winter hardy.

Noteworthy Characteristics

Native to China, perennial impatiens is a spreading perennial that typically grows to 15” tall and features narrow-elliptic, dark green leaves with a white strip on the midrib and yellow snapdragon-like flowers that bloom in early autumn.


No known serious insect or disease problems.

Garden Uses

Best naturalized in woodland or shade gardens.