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Balsam Seeds - Impatiens Impatiens balsamina

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Packet $3.95
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  • Annual; Wonderful for borders and containers
  • Summer Blooming Heirloom
  • Adaptable to both sun and partial shade

Product Description

Balsam Seeds - "Lady Slipper" Seed - "Touch-Me-Not" Seed

Also regularly (though controversially) called "Lady Slipper" and "Touch-Me-Not", Balsam is a classic heirloom flower that has been grown in gardens for generations. Though a sun-lover, we recommend growing Balsam in areas that receive some protections from intense, afternoon sun.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Balsam Seeds - Impatiens
    Botanical Name:Impatiens balsamina
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Sun
    Planting Season:Spring
    Plant Type:Tall green stem with thin leaves and pink/purple blooms
    Features:Heirloom, Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant, Cut Flower Garden, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Container Garden
    Color:Pink, Purple
    Blooms:Early Spring
    Plant Height:Up to 18 inches
    Plant Spacing:8-12 inches
    Planting Depth:1/16 inch
    Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Plant Balsam Impatiens

    When to Plant Impatiens Seeds

    Starting Impatiens from seeds will require a bit of tending and work to facilitate germination, so you'll need to start them indoors. As Impatiens are exceedingly slow growers, you'll want to start them indoors about 2-3 months fore the final frost in Spring.

    Where to Plant Impatiens Seeds

    When ready for transplant, Impatiens will thrive in Partial Shade conditions. However, while still germinating them indoors, they do best from bing in a bright, sunny location with lots of indirect sunlight.

    How to Plant Impatiens Seeds

    Light and warmth are the key ingredients to get Impatiens seeds to grow. When germinating Impatiens, the soil needs to be maintained at 75°of , otherwise the seeds may be susceptible to rotting within the soil. Start in individual pots or small tray cells with peat-light mix or sterilized soil mix - fill your cells/pots with the mix, then water with warm water before sowing your seeds. Once the cells/pots have drained, water with warm water once again, and then sow your seeds once the soil has cooled to being comfortable to the touch. Sow the seed onto the surface of the soil and compress, but do not cover. Place flats/pots on bottom heat that will provide a consistent 75°of temperature and in an area that gets full sunlight. Watering from the bottom during germination is recommended - germination will usually take 14-21 days. Once outdoor soil temperatures are conistently at 50°of, and thr threat of frost has passed, the impatiens can be transplanted outdoors.

    How to Care for Impatiens

    Impatiens prefer rich, well-draining soil that remains moist, but not wet. Water regularly, and add a general purpose fertilizer monthly as needed.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
      
    PacketUp to 80 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 625 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 2,500 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to10,000 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to 1.3 Acres

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