Spreading SunPatiens® have a mounding habit versus the more upright V-shape of the Vigorous series. Ideally suited for basket and premium patio pots, these plants also perform exceptionally well in landscapes where a rounded, spreading form is preferred. They are available in four colors, including two with bold variegated foliage.
Garden performance of SunPatiens® has been tested in many sites around the world including UK, USA, France, Japan, Italy, Spain, Denmark and Guatemala. Trial results show great performance under cool or warm conditions, in rain or drought, in direct sun or shade. Trials show SunPatiens are far more vigorous, have much greater flower power and are considerably longer lived compared to standard New Guinea varieties. In addition, trials show SunPatiens outperform many other classes of annuals such as geranium, petunia and vinca when it comes to season long performance.
In Cannes, Southern France, SunPatiens® were planted throughout parks during the spring. Normally, due to extreme hot conditions, re-planting is necessary during the summer period. But not with SunPatiens®! Due to the extraordinary flower power, vigorous growth and strong roots of SunPatiens®, the parks looked beautiful all summer. Trials in Athens, Georgia, USA show similar results where April plantings look remarkable throughout the extreme heat and humidity of summer all the way until the first hard frost.