Gardeners from across the country share their experiences with VIVA! SunPatiens. Please feel free to send your comments and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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One gardener's blog about her/his experience with SunPatiens.
"They [SunPatiens] were AWESOME. I was very pleased with them. I grew them in a border along the north side of my garage where they also got some west light. They were tough, full of flowers through the summer and grew quite large. I didn’t photograph them because the setting was a “test” setting that wasn’t the most photogenic spot, but I was very impressed."
Doug Jimerson, Editor-in-Chief: Garden and Outdoor Living
Better Homes and Gardens Magazine
"I did plant the SunPatiens and generally am pleased. There are one or two plants that require more water than the others, but all are planted in the full sun and seem to be growing well."
Terri Winefordner, Orlando, FL
"They have survived all summer, managed the heat well and are still blooming. I live in Houston so you know it’s hot."
Kathy Huber, The Houston Chronicle
"The SunPatiens have done well through the summer months. We planted some in an area where they receive afternoon sun and only receive irrigation twice a week. We provided additional water for a few weeks until they established. During the heat of the summer they would wilt each afternoon but recover. They still look good."
Stephen G. Pategas, RLA, ASLA, Landscape Architect
Hortus Oasis, Inc.
"They were excellent. Vigorous and floriferous, self cleaning and still
going strong. I'm impressed."
Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, Sept. 2008
"We are experiencing somewhat of a "drought" here in southeastern VA for the past six months so I am having to frequently water the SunPatiens, however, given proper/required amounts of water they are doing fabulous. The foliage (especially the variegated) and blooms are both profuse and colorful. Mine are planted in mass with direct sun the majority of the day. Real eye catchers.