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Poor Man's Rhododendron

Impatiens sodenii

Also known as

Shrub Balsam, Oliver's Snapweed, Buzy Lissie, Oliver's Touch-Me-Not

Starr 061205-1896 Impatiens sodenii by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1m

1m

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Poor Man's Rhododendron Overview

This plant is an evergreen perennial or subshrub growing to an average height of around 1.5m. Foliage is oval and toothed, measuring roughly 15cm in length and organised in whorls of between 6-12. Flowers are blousy with wide petals, coloured pale pink or white and sometimes possess darker markings. These are produced in pairs or singly at the growing tips of stems.

Common problems with Poor Man's Rhododendron

How to propagate Poor Man's Rhododendron

Cuttings

Or by stem cuttings in spring or summer.

Other uses of Poor Man's Rhododendron

Mixed bed, shade, border, containers.