Camellia Flowered Balsam Seeds


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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.
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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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