SunPatiens can’t be beat for easy care and non-stop color. Aside from regular watering, SunPatiens are virtually maintenance free. Plant them, step back and be delighted with the results!

Baskets and Containers

  • Plant in well-drained soil if you are re-potting into larger containers or baskets
  • Incorporate a slow release fertilizer at 1/2 the label rates into the soil (if the soil you are using does not already contain fertilizer)
  • An alternative way to fertilize is to apply water-soluble fertilizer at 1/3 the label rates, as needed; do not over fertilize
  • Place containers or baskets in full sun or shade
  • Water plants well after planting and keep the media evenly moist until plants are established (7-10 days)
  • If plants wilt after they are established, simply water well and they should revive within 24 hours
  • New leaves and new flowers will cover old blooms, so you don’t need to remove old flowers or cut off older growth
  • In most cases, SunPatiens should not be cut back to control size, as it alters their natural form

In the Garden

  • Plant in well-drained soil rich in organic matter, such as compost
  • Incorporate a slow release fertilizer at 1/2 the label rates into the soil when you plant
  • An alternative way to fertilize is to apply water-soluble fertilizer at 1/3 the label rates, as needed; do not over fertilize
  • Plant in full sun or shade
  • Water plants well after planting and keep the media evenly moist until plants are established (7-10 days)
  • If plants wilt after they are established, simply water well and they should revive within 24 hours
  • In most cases, SunPatiens should not be cut back to control size as it alters their natural form; but, if Vigorous types get taller than desired in mid- to late summer, they can be cut back, taking off the top 1/3 of growth

Whether you have one pretty hanging basket by your front door to fill, or an acre of land to play with, SunPatiens can do the job.

Because of their unique breeding, SunPatiens grow extremely well in sunny or shady areas.  This makes them very versatile and means that almost everyone can enjoy the incredible flower power of SunPatiens. The truth is, no matter which series you choose to take home, you can’t go wrong. They all perform remarkably well in a variety of climates and in many different situations.

Follow our simple 1,2,3 guide to choose the SunPatiens that are right for you, or take a look at our Ideas & Inspiration page to see what others are doing with SunPatiens!

The  1,2,3 Guide to SunPatiens® at Home

1) Hanging Baskets

Choose Spreading or Compact types.

2) Patio Containers

Choose the Spreading Series if you want a mounding shape, or the Compact Series if you want a more upright look.

3) Garden Beds

Choose according to the amount of space you have and the look you want:

Compact is best for smaller spaces and for mingling with other annuals.

The Vigorous Series has an upright, V-shaped form. It is stunning in large spaces and makes a vivid backdrop for other plants.

Spreading is ideal if you prefer a mounded form that covers a lot of ground fast.

For more Where to Grow ideas, please see our DIY page.

Download Additional Information

SunPatiens® At-a-Glance Chart

Get more information about your SunPatiens, including height, width, spacing and habit.

SunPatiens® Care Guide

Learn how to properly care for your SunPatiens.