Balsam requires 60 to 70 days from sowing to produce flowers, so an early start is essential. Try growing Balsam plants from seed if you have a long growing season, or pick them up at your favorite nursery. Balsam plant care is trouble-free due to its resistance to many common garden pests. Balsminaceae impatiens is a common sun to partial shade flowering annual. It is easy to grow and widely available at nurseries and garden centers.
The cup-shaped flowers stretch around 1 to 3 inches across. They begin blooming in the late spring and persist all the way until frost in the fall. The flowers can be solid or bicolors, and sometimes they are spotted. Balsam has a fast growth rate and should be planted in the spring after the threat of frost has passed. Information
Package Size: 10 seeds per pack
Germination Rate: 75%
Germination Time: 14 – 28 Days
- 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.
White balsam flower garden seeds. Annual.