11 Flowers That Look Like Impatiens

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Discover some stunning flowers that look like impatiens and add a range of color and character to your garden and home!

We bring you a beautiful array of blooms that resemble impatiens but also offer a different charm with their vivid hues and lush foliage!

Check out Best Types of Impatiens 

Flowers That Look Like Impatiens

1. Begonia

Botanical Name: Begoniaceae

While begonia flowers share visual traits with Impatiens, their foliage and growth patterns set them apart. Read here how to grow them easily.

Look here at The Stunning Begonia Maculata Varieties

2. Ivy Geranium

Ivy Geranium Look Like Impatiens

Botanical Name: Pelargonium peltatum

Ivy geraniums might look like impatiens at first glance but they are a bit smaller in size. They come in a vibrant color options and have a trailing growth habit.

3. Petunias

Petunias Look Like Impatiens
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Botanical Name: Petunia × atkinsiana

Petunias and Impatiens, both share similar physical traits and you’ll be hard pressed to tell them apart. These need a lot more sunlight, though.

Here are Some Amazing Things to Do with Petunias

4. Vincas

Vincas Look Like Impatiens

Botanical Name: Catharanthus roseus

It is also known as Periwinkles, the blooms of these plants are a little smaller in size and come in various hues. They are super easy to care for and need bright light.

Look at the Best Types of Vincas 

5. Garden Phlox

Garden Phlox Look Like Impatiens

Botanical Name: Phlox paniculata

If you want to add tall flowers – go for this! These blooms are quite similar to the plant in question, the only difference being – well, these are taller!

6. Carpathian Harebell

Carpathian Harebell Look Like Impatiens

Botanical Name: Campanula carpatica

Carpathian flowers share a similar appearance with Impatiens but these plants only come in shades of blue that can be vivid or faded.

7. Cranesbill Geranium

Cranesbill Geranium Look Like Impatiens

Botanical Name: Geranium spp.

Both share a striking similarity in blooms – however, these flowers can withstand a wide range of conditions and are more drought-tolerant than Impatiens.

Look here at The Variegated Geranium Varieties

8. Torenia

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Botanical Name: Torenia fournieri

While the shape of the flowers of both of the plants are almost the same – you can easily spot these due to to the dual tone hue.

9. Browallia

Botanical Name: Browallia speciosa

Browallias also have trumpet-shaped blooms just like Impatiens, but have 5 petals (Impatiens have 4). Their flowers are also a little pointy.

10. Million Bells


Botanical Name: Calibrachoa

The only thing that distinguishes Million Bells flowers from Impatiens is their bigger flower centers and bolder colors. Their overall size may be smaller than the plant in comparison.

11. Bacopa

Botanical Name: Bacopa monnieri

Bacopas are small and come in many shades, but white ones are strikingly similar to Impatiens. These also have a prominent yellow center.

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