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Garden balsam

Impatiens balsamina

Garden balsam is part of the Impatiens genus. Its scientific name is Impatiens balsamina. A type of non-edible flower / ornamental, it mainly grows as an annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Garden balsam is known for its erect growing habit. Garden balsam is a great plant to attract butterflies, bees and birds to your garden.

Garden balsam is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Garden balsam have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Garden balsam

  • Partial Sun

    OR
  • Full Sun

Garden balsam likes a position of partial sun / full sun.

Growing Garden balsam from seed

Cover lightly.

By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Garden balsam about 35 days before your last frost date .

Transplanting Garden balsam

Seed Saving Garden balsam

I take the seed from the balsam and I store them in an envelope and when I am ready to plant them, I go out and broadcast them into my flowerbed.

Companion plants for Garden balsam

These plants have been known to grow well alongside Garden balsam so consider planting:

Repellent plants for Garden balsam

These plants will not grow well with Garden balsam so avoid planting these within close proximity:

Common Garden balsam problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Garden balsam plants:

Other names for Garden balsam

Balsam, Impatiens, Touch-me-not

Impatiens balsamina L.

Latest Garden balsam Reviews

  • 26 Mar 2013
    Reviewed

    sparklinBarb sparklinBarb's Garden balsam was Reviewed day 10

    Whoops, here’s more on the bloom time: Bloom Time:
    Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer, and Late Summer/Early Fall
    1-2.5 ft. tall and spacing is 2 ft. per Select Seed’s seed pkt but elsewhere 12"-15"

    0 stars

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Garden balsam care instructions

How long does Garden balsam take to grow?

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When should I plant Garden balsam?

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