Camellia Flowered Balsam Seeds

Heirloom

#1298
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Camellia Flowered balsam has clusters of richly colored, double flowers that look like little roses peeking out among the leaves. It's easy to grow in any rich, moist soil in a shady or sunny garden, practically care-free, and blooms from summer into fall. Plant in groups to create an eye-catching swath of color that lures butterflies and other pollinators. Also called lady slippers, or touch-me-not because its seeds spring out of ripened pods with the slightest touch.
$1.89 1 gram

Botanical Name: Impatiens balsamina

Family: Balsaminaceae

Native: India and Myanmar

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 12"–24" tall

Variety Information: 1"–2" red, pink, purple, rose, or white double flowers in clusters along main stalk.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds evey 12"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

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Bright, Beautiful Flowers for Shade
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These flowers have been a colorful, easy-care part of the garden under my sugar maple tree. They bloom continuously all summer and look beautiful. They've been free of pests but attract pollinators. They started easily in seed trays, and the next year, I was pleasantly surprised when they reseeded themselves. My only criticism is that they look bad when cold weather sets in, but that's true of most annuals.
Lori Miller

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