Bush Flowered Mix Balsam
Also known as Summer Gardenia, an old fashion favorite with brightly colored double flowers that nestle between and above the rich green foliage. Blooms are in shades of pink, rose, and white.
Germination: 5-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-70ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and press into soil, seeds need light to germinate
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-70ºF soil temperature. Transplant after last frost, 8-12” apart
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow after the last frost, 4-5 seeds every 10-12".
Growth Habit: Upright
Height and Width: 14-18" by 12-14"
Spacing: 8-12" apart
Light Needs: Part shade to shade
Soil Needs: Fertile, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 60-70 days
Uses: Bedding plant, containers, shade gardens, cottage gardens, attracts bees and beneficials
Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend soil with compost before transplanting. Pinch back at 4-6" to encourage more branching. Self-seeds.