High Praise For VIVA! SunPatiens

High Praise For VIVA! SunPatiens

Grower trials obviously play an important role in building consumer confidence for new plant series, and that’s no different for VIVA! SunPatiens. Five new colors were added to the series this spring, and according to some who trialed them this summer, the latest additions performed just as well in the garden as their predecessors.

Jimmy Turner, director of horticulture research and garden designer for the Dallas Arboretum, reviewed the SunPatiens in a speech at the arboretum’s field day earlier this year.

“Even when it was 102 degrees in July in Dallas, these plants knew how to perform,” says Turner, who planted a major display bed with 10,000 SunPatiens plants back in May. “They put on a great display with no disease or pest issues. I recommend VIVA! SunPatiens as an excellent choice for any spring or summertime garden.”

For more information on VIVA! plants or Floragem, which works with Home Depot on marketing the VIVA! collection, click the respective link.

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8 comments on “High Praise For VIVA! SunPatiens

  1. where can i purchase sunpatiens locally? homedepot cannot get them yet and it is time to plant in our area. laurel and hattiesburg mississippi area. HELP

  2. where can i purchase sunpatiens locally? homedepot cannot get them yet and it is time to plant in our area.laurel and hattiesburg mississippi area. HELP

  3. I have been to the point of almost badgering my two local Home Depots and no one seems to know exactly when the sunpatiens will be ariving. They are serviced by Bell Nursery, which is un-reachable, and the last I heard was “maybe second week of June”. Does anybody know what the delay is? I love impatiens, but have no shade, so this new one will be a boon for me.

  4. I bought some sunpatiens last spring and they are doing great. They have become to tall for the area they are in. My question can i trim them down in height without damaging the plant.If so is there a special way to cut them so that the bloom will come back and is it ok to cut them this time of year? Thanks for your help

  5. where can i purchase sunpatiens locally? homedepot cannot get them yet and it is time to plant in our area. laurel and hattiesburg mississippi area. HELP

  6. where can i purchase sunpatiens locally? homedepot cannot get them yet and it is time to plant in our area.laurel and hattiesburg mississippi area. HELP

  7. I have been to the point of almost badgering my two local Home Depots and no one seems to know exactly when the sunpatiens will be ariving. They are serviced by Bell Nursery, which is un-reachable, and the last I heard was “maybe second week of June”. Does anybody know what the delay is? I love impatiens, but have no shade, so this new one will be a boon for me.

  8. I bought some sunpatiens last spring and they are doing great. They have become to tall for the area they are in. My question can i trim them down in height without damaging the plant.If so is there a special way to cut them so that the bloom will come back and is it ok to cut them this time of year? Thanks for your help

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