Many New Guinea impatiens are created from cutting it off instead of growing from a seed. Cutting it off will make the same flower like the original one. New Guinea impatiens are popular due to their colors and their strength against fungal diseases. Some New Guinea impatiens can grow from a seed if they have more care like the Java, Divine and Spectra series. These plants will not live in frosty or cold night temperatures.
- Because New Guinea Impatiens are hybridized, most varieties cannot be grown from seeds.
- New Guinea varieties Sweet Sue and Tango, and some others, can be grown from seed.
- New Guinea impatien seeds take about 15 to 20 days to germinate
“In a perfect world, we could just fill a part shade bed or planter with New Guinea impatiens seeds and they’d grow like wildflowers.”