Impatiens, or Touch-me-not, is from New Guinea. It is an annual, herbaceous plant with dark leaves and small intensely monochromatic (white, red, pink, orange, purple) or bicolor flowers. Available in 2 varieties, single or double. It is an outdoor plant and blooms in spring, from April to late autumn. Impatiens requires shady or semi-shady places and soil rich in nutrients.