Whilst the greeny red leaves are not anything special, being rather dull in appearance, they do serve to show off the small bright yellow blooms to perfection. Mine must have been flowering now for two months solid and shows no sign of stopping yet. Pretty good value for a flowering plant! The flowers are small, only a 2cm or so in length, but they are long lasting and bring a welcome but subtle splash of colour to a border that is otherwise mostly foliage at this time of year.
12 months ago, I personally hadn't even heard of Impatiens stenantha (although I was familiar with one or two other hardy Impatiens species) and yet, it's a cracking little plant! A perfect example of why I find gardening so interesting. It's a never ending journey of discovery, and it's a pretty safe bet that in another 12 months I'll be growing something else completely new to me!