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Bush Flowered Mix Balsam

3 reviews

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.

  Bush Flowered Mix Balsam



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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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.