Impatiens walleriana

Busy Lizzies. I began with 100 of the Busy Lizzie. Provides a brilliant splash of colour in partially shaded, moist areas. Tolerates the morning sun but definitely dislikes being in the full sun all day.


Ixora javanicaSantan.

2 at P75. Native to India and tropical Africa, this is a biggish shrub with large pointed leaves and red-orange or pure red flowers. As many as 60 of these make up the rounded flower clusters that appear at the ends of branches. Flowers frequently in full sun or light shade. The santan is doubly useful for butterflies: its flowers contain nectar for the butterflies themselves and, as a host plant, its leaves provide food for their caterpillars.

The Ixora needs little pruning except to give it some shape.