Brilliant Mixture Balsam Seeds (Touch-Me-Not) 5050

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Brilliant Mixture Balsam Seeds (Touch-Me-Not) 5050 Heirloom Flower. Impatiens balsamina is a charming old heirloom favourite with double and semi-double flowers carried above bushy, green foliage. This mixture contains the full colour range and once flowers start, the plants will bloom all summer. Plants enjoy moist soils and grow to 60 cm (2′) in height. Flowers are pollinated by bees and other insects. Mature flower capsules will harmlessly ‘explode’ when handled.

How to Grow

125 seed/gram. Sow outdoors where they are to bloom after the danger of frost has passed. For an earlier start, sow seed 4-6 weeks early indoors. Light is required for germination so do not cover seed with the soil-less mix. Seed germinates in 7-14 days at 21 C (70 F). After that, grow on under lights at a slightly cooler temperature before hardening off and transplanting to a sunny site in the garden. Space plants 30 cm (12″) apart in the garden. In areas with very hot summers, a couple of hours of shade in the afternoon is beneficial.

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SIZE

packet, $ – 125 g, 25 g, 500 g

BLOOMING SEASON BEGINS

High Summer

DAYS TO EMERGENCE

7 to 14

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY

Easy

FAMILY NAME

Balsaminaceae

FROST TOLERANCE

Killed by Frost

GROWTH HABIT

Bushy

HEIGHT

Medium (50 to 70 cm)(20" to 28")

HERITAGE

Heirloom

LATIN

Impatiens balsamina

LIFECYCLE

Annual

LIGHT

Full Sun

SUGGESTED USES

Good plant for moist soil areas, Massing in sunny or semi-shaded gardens, Planters.

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