Growing Mixed Colors Balsam Seeds
- Taxonomy: Impatiens balsamina
- Other Names: Garden Balsam, Rose Balsam, Garden Jewelweed, Spotted Snapweed, Touch-Me-Not
- Seed Type: Annual
- Sow Seeds Indoors or Outdoors: Mixed Colors balsam flower seeds are most commonly started indoors 4 – 6 weeks prior to the final frost and then transplanted to a partially sunny place either indoors or out. Balsam seeds will germinate in 7 – 14 days with full lighting. Plants may reseed themselves, especially in humid, tropical gardens.
- Days to Maturity: 63 – 77 days
- Hardiness Zone: 4 – 10
- Seeds Planting Depth: Lightly press without covering 4 – 5 seeds in soil
- Plant Spacing: 18”
- Growth Habit: 24” tall bushy upright with an 18” spread of loose 2” gardenia-like blooms
- Soil Preference: Organically rich, evenly moist, well-drained
- Light Preference: Full sun – Partial Shade
- Diseases/Pests/Troubleshooting: Mixed Colors balsam flower seeds are native to the warm and tropical climates of Asia and the South Pacific and are not tolerant to arid and overly sunny gardens. Balsam has no serious pests or diseases.
- Flower Colors: Mix of pink, purple, red, and white blooms among medium greens
Impatiens balsamina, or more commonly known as Balsam (Garden Balsam, Rose Balsam, Garden Jewelweed, Spotted Snapweed, Touch-Me-Not), is an annual flower native to the Asian tropics of India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. Throughout Asia, various parts of the balsam plant serve a number of traditional human applications which include treating snakebites, warts, burns, rheumatism, constipation, and baldness.
Mixed colors balsam flower garden seeds. Annual.