Impatiens walleriana Beacon®

  • High resistance to the currently known and widely prevalent populations of Plasmopara obducens, which cause Impatiens downy mildew
  • Bring back a well-known, in-demand, easy-to-grow and versatile product for increased sales
  • High series uniformity in plant structure, flowering time, flower size and crop culture
  • Offers season-long colour, and it brings back fast-filling colour to gardens and landscapes

Downy mildew tolerance

This innovative Beacon Impatiens has a high resistance to the currently known and widely prevalent Plasmopara obducens, which cause downy mildew.

Because of the downy mildew tolerance it is finally a good idea to grow, sell and plant Impatiens walleriana again. Buzzy Lizzies used to be a favourite for many consumers because of its versatility. It’s the 1st choice for bringing colour into the shade. A couple of years ago this important crop basically disappeared because of downy mildew. Beacon will give all partners in the chain good opportunities to regain sales..

Better pack performance

Compared to other mildew tolerant series, Beacon has higher series uniformity. As well-known is this very important for mixed trolley actions and colourful packs. The growth of Beacon is more controlled for better pack performance. It’s easier to hold and has therefore an improved shelf life.

Beacon can be sold in value packs or in high value pots up to 11-12 cm. Vast Landscape plantings with Impatiens Buzzy Lizzies are finally possible again.

The picture shows compact growth & smaller leaves! Comparison vs. Beacon Violet Shades. Photo: Pack Trials week 15, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, The Netherlands.

Season-long colour, even in the shade

We are adding Beacon Rose for coming season to complete the series. Also this new colour is fitting perfectly to the series in habit and timing.

The downy mildew tolerance has been proven in many trials. Your customers will not be disappointed with the summer performance at all.

Be part of the rising of a classic crop. Make Impatiens Beacon your 1st choice and support your customers in bringing back colour into the shade!

Performance pictures


High series uniformity: Impatiens Beacon (front) vs. commercial comparison (also mildew tolerant). The picture is taken in week 16 at the Florensis Pack Trials in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, The Netherlands.




Bright Red










Violet Shades



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