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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.  

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: 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.



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Joan R.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Bush balsam seeds

Great. Beautiful flowers. Attracted bees from dawn to dusk!

United States United States
I recommend this product
So Reliable

These seeds germinate quickly every year, year after year. These long lasting, trouble free shade lovers are perfect all summer long in the north garden with the ferns and hellebores.

Sara A.
I recommend this product
A Must Have for cottage gardens

I direct seeded the end of May and had great success in the intermountain west. These plants grew to 2-2-1/2' tall and bloomed profusely from mid July through frost the end of October. The plants attracted multitudes of pollinators, specifically a variety of bees and wasps. My cats laid beneath the rows and enjoyed the shade all summer long. I highly recommend this plant for an interesting addition to your garden!

Dale G.
United States
Many blooms for such a short plant.

These had a very good germination rate and transplanted into the garden well. The plants were quite stocky and were covered with blooms of beautiful colors. Towards the end of the season they started to look a little tired but that is part of gardening. I think they wore themselves out blooming. They gave a lot of color for such little effort on my part. I will be planting them again this year.

Janet C.
United States
I love Pinetree Seeds!

I started the balsam flowers in my little greenhouse, then set them in my garden to attract pollinators. What success! My honey bees and bumbles loved them! Got lots of compliments from my friends, too. A lovely old fashioned flower.