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Sunpatiens®

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These remarkable plants represent a breeding breakthrough: robust, sun-loving Impatiens that thrive in full sun or part shade and deliver continuous colour from spring, all through summer and right up to the first harsh frosts of winter.

Unaffected by Downey Mildew, SunPatiens® are an excellent alternative to seed Impatiens, offering non-stop colour and robust coverage in semi-shaded areas.

SunPatiens® has been giving back to nature since the early 2000s, when Sakata Seed Corporation, the breeder of SunPatiens®, reached an agreement with the Indonesian Government (IAARD) in relation to the botanical species of Impatiens from which SunPatiens® is partly derived. The agreement that was reached between Sakata and Indonesia was a forerunner of the current Nagoya Protocol. This protocol determines rights and obligations for the countries that signed it. This means that for every SunPatiens® plant that is sold, a contribution is made to Indonesia for local research into the maintenance of the biodiversity in that country. When you buy SunPatiens®, you give back to nature.

Air purifying

An outstanding side-effect is that SunPatiens® is beneficial for its immediate surroundings. Independent research has proved that SunPatiens® absorbs nitrogen dioxide 3 to 4 times better than the average plant. Planting SunPatiens® can therefore contribute to air purification. In countries with a warm climate, it has even been demonstrated that SunPatiens® can contribute to air cooling.

Since January 2018, Sakata, breeder of SunPatiens®, proudly adopts the anoa and the Minangkabause House in ARTIS, Amsterdam Royal Zoo. The anoa and the Minangkabause House both originate from Indonesia, as does SunPatiens®.

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