Edellieschen - plants, care and location

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Edellieschen - plants, care and location: plants

The Edellieschen is a modern breed form of industrious Lieschens (Impatiens walleriana). It is characterized by a comparatively stronger growth, narrower leaves and larger flowers. The Edellieschen can be in the pot up to 40 cm high and looks altogether more elegant than the familiar Hardy Lieschen.

The Edellieschen - a short overview

  • Unpretentious plant for windowsill, balcony, terrace and garden (no full sun)
  • Normal potting soil, regular watering and commercial fertilizer
  • No waterlogging
  • Beware of infestation by aphids and spider mites; in warm locations regularly overspray to prevent infestation

Worth knowing about the plant

The ancestors of our cultivars are originally from East Africa. They belong to the genus of bog plants (Impatiens). This name is due to the fact that the fruit capsules of the plants jump open and scatter the seeds. Edellieschen bloom from May to October. Plant breeders have produced many different flower colors in many shades over the years. The color palette ranges from pure white over pink to red and rich purple. Some varieties bloom in two colors. Beautiful are also filled flowering plants whose flowers have a strong resemblance to small florets. Although Edellieschen is one of the perennial plants, hibernation is rarely rewarding. Mostly they are therefore cultivated once a year.

Care of the Edellieschen

The care of Edellieschen is easy. The plants thrive well in commercial potting soil. Important is a regular irrigation, as the herbaceous plants need a lot of water. However, they do not tolerate waterlogging just as much as dry periods. Here, the plant lovers should be so attentive and remove excess irrigation water in time. At the beginning as well as during the flowering period the Edellieschen needs regular nutrient supplies to develop further flower buds. A commercial indoor plant fertilizer, which is administered at intervals of about 14 days, this is completely sufficient. Edellieschen need no special additional nutrients. The faded flowers should be removed as they will make the plant look "messy" quickly. In addition, unwanted fruit capsules could form on them, which would make the further flower approach significantly lower.
If the plant becomes a bit sparsely over the year, it can be trimmed at any time. She thanks her with a rapid re-expulsion, through which she regains her original, bushy growth.
The Edellies can be multiplied similarly uncomplicated: Cut off head cuttings (about 5 - 7 cm long) are rooted in water or a mixture of peat and sand. Then place them in sufficiently large flowerpots and treat them like adult plants. The Edellieschen can be affected like all other ornamental plants by aphids. Spider mites also often bother with them. Both pests prefer a warm, dry climate. Regular spraying on too warm sites can therefore effectively prevent the infestation.

Location wishes of the Edellieschens

Edellies are satisfied with almost all locations. They thrive in partial shade as well as in lighter areas. Only dark corners or direct sunlight that acts on the plant for an extended period of time should be avoided. Edellieschen can not only be cultivated on the windowsill, they also flower willingly on balconies or terraces. In comparison to the industrious Lieschen, their slightly more compact habit, their elegant appearance and last but not least the colorful abundance of flowers make the plants an eye-catcher. They look very nice in the balcony box or in the tub with plantings (for example, with manly litter, upholstery phlox, white cabbage etc). Edellieschen can beautify the front yard in colorful tuffs. A series of dark red or purple blooming Edellieschen looks very elegant as a border of a flower border.
If Edellieschen be kept outdoors, so they are absolutely before the first frosty nights to get back into the house, since they are not hardy. Unfortunately, this is not possible with the planted Edellieschen - if it is not just a few copies. Your time is over now.


Edellieschen need a bright location. Morning and evening sun is well tolerated. About noon, the flowers like a bit shady, or partially shady. Since the plants do not tolerate rain well, they are well under a roof or a roof projection.


  • The Edellieschen likes a humus, loose and always moist soil.
  • When casting, make sure that the earth is always evenly moist.
  • The Edellieschen tolerates neither dryness nor waterlogging.
  • Fertilizer should be used every 2 weeks in summer and every 4 weeks in winter.

Remove flowers

Bloomed flowers should be removed immediately to increase the plant's flowering ability. Also the flowers sticking after a downpour should be collected to avoid a gray mold attack.
If you want to overwinter the Edellieschen, may be fertilized only until August. For overwintering only a bright place and temperatures of at least 16 ┬║C are needed. Temperatures below 14 ┬║C do not tolerate the plant well.
You can multiply the Edellieschen over cuttings or sowing. In spring, new seedlings are grown with seeds from the previous year. However, one must expect that the flower color changes.

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