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A plant of a genus that includes busy Lizzie and its many hybrids.
- ‘The plants I am going to use include begonias, impatiens and verbenas, which should produce solid mounds and balls of colour.’
- ‘Plant impatiens with begonias, coleus, ferns, fuchsias, hydrangeas, and lobelias.’
- ‘Eat on the splendid terrace under the branches of plane, chestnut, maple, and acacia trees; the low stone walls are dressed with impatiens and hydrangeas (and the peonies were blooming in March).’
- ‘Plants like impatiens and begonias will not survive the cold.’
- ‘Warm-season annuals such as marigolds, impatiens and zinnias are adapted to bloom even during the hottest weather.’
Modern Latin, from Latin, literally impatient (because the capsules of the plant readily burst open when touched).
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