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Bush Flowered Mix Balsam

Impatiens balsamina

 

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.

  

PLANTING

Annual

Germination:  15-20 days

Seed Planting Depth: On surface, press in and cover lightly

Starting Indoors/Outdoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Provide 70-75 degree soil temperature. Sow outdoors after last frost, 4-5 seeds every 10-12". Self seeds.

Height and Width:  14-18" x 12-18"

Spacing:  10-12"

Light Needs:   Part shade to shade

Soil Needs:   Fertile and well drained

Approximate days to flower from seed:   60-70 days

Uses:  Shade gardens, cottage gardens, attracts bees and benificals

Care: Pinch back at 4-6 " to encourage more branching

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