Balsam is primarily an annual that benefits from full sun to partial shade, adorning a double layer of petals that come in a range of shades: red, purple, pink, etc. Balsam is also known as "Touch-Me-not" because of its tendency to burst at the slightest touch at season's end. Thrives best when provided a substantial amount of partial shade. Suitable for pot and hanging baskets but require more watering.
60 to 70 days. Pink, rose and white, double 'Gardenia' flowers are held above the foliage at the top of the plant. Showy even in extreme humidity when plant growth is lush.