A classic shade garden annual the impatiens are a popular choice with gardeners. The extravagant New Guinea impatiens has larger darker green leaves sometimes tinged with deep red and more intense colour. the impatiens are famous for their assorted colours. Their stems are also soft, and can be damaged in strong winds, so shelter is recommended.
While they can be planted into the garden in warm to hot climates, they are most often grown in pots and hanging planters around outdoor living areas, where their beauty can be easily admired.