Double Camelia Mix Balsam
One of the easiest flowers to grow, it makes an excellent choice for a child's garden. Flowers are early, prolific, and produce an abundance of blooms in the white-rose-red spectrum. The flowers are right in the leaf axils. This double flower is more impressive than the single varieties.
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: 18-20" by 12-18"
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.