7 impatiens alternatives to plant this year

So what can you plant this year instead of impatiens? I’ve spent the long off-season pondering that dilemma. In addition to coleus, a colorful foliage plant, I can recommend some great flowering annuals with a long bloom cycle that are low-maintenance, can tolerate at least some shade and have the same suitable-for-bed-or-container habit as our beloved standby. It wasn’t easy, but I did find seven solid alternatives I think you’ll like.-- Jessica Damiano

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