Impatiens flowers are bright and cheerful annuals that can light up any dark and shady part of your yard. You can use impatiens as bedding plants, border plants or in containers. They enjoy moist but well draining soil and partial to deep shade. Once all danger of frost has passed, you can plant your impatiens out in your garden. Impatiens do not need to be deadheaded. They self-clean their spent blooms and will bloom profusely all season long. Impatiens are favorites among landscapers because of their low maintenance quality. They thrive best in shaded areas in patio pots or garden flower beds.