Definition of impatiens
: any of a widely distributed genus (Impatiens of the family Balsaminaceae) of annual or perennial herbs with irregular spurred or saccate flowers and forcefully dehiscent capsules — compare touch-me-not
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Then pick some of the shorter growing but colorful plants including angelonia, begonias, crossandra, impatiens, marigolds, pentas, salvia, torenia and zinnias for the summer months.
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Origin and Etymology of impatiens
New Latin, from Latin, impatient
First Known Use: 1785See Words from the same year
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