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Double Camelia Mix Balsam

3 reviews

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.  

70 seeds




Impatiens balsamina


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.



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Elena F.
Pure joy!

Every seed planted germinated, almost immediately. Started half indoors and sowed the rest directly in the ground in mid May. It's mid June and we have blooms! I love them! Hoping they will self seed but will happily buy from you next year. Thank you for doing what you do. All of the seed stock I bought from you this year had terrific germination rates. This is the first crop I could legitimately review. Can't wait for everything else to come in. Thank you !

Lois M.
United States
Double Camelia Mix Balsam

I haven't planted the seed yet but my mother used to have these and they were beautiful.

Anne W.
Easily seen from a distance and grow in part shade or full sun

This has grown for us for years in Delaware Zone 6 reseeding itself beautifully against the house getting only AM sun and in the main garden getting full sun. You can snip away some of the leaves to fully expose the flowers for better viewing.