Can you help identify?

Asked August 3, 2016, 12:25 PM EDT

Found this plant in someone's garden and it's not in my book. Can you please help identify it?

North Carolina

1 Response

This is a newer variety of impatiens. Impatiens are annual flowers that are typically best suited for moist, shady locations, however this is part of a subgroup known as sunpatiens, which have a higher tolerance for sunny spots. There's a popular variety in this subgroup called 'Spreading Salmon' that looks very similar to your picture, although your flowers appear more pink than salmon. It may or may not be that exact variety, but it is certainly a sunpatiens of some sort.