Garden balsam is part of the Impatiens genus. Its scientific name is Impatiens balsamina.
Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Venetian red. The mature flowers are of a double form.
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.
This plant grow like an ordinary weed in loam soils. Temp. Req. Is between 18C-25C for better results.
Garden balsam likes a position of full sun / full sun and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 10 - Zone 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Garden balsam is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors.
See our list of companion Plants for Garden balsam to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
Cover lightly.Soil temperature should be kept higher than 20°C / 68°F to ensure good germination.
By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Garden balsam about 35 days before your last frost date .
At 20C temp., plants can be transplant successfully especially when soil is moist.Ensure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 20°C / 68°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Garden balsam is a tender plant.
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.
These estimates for how long Garden balsam takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.
Average 8 days | Min 3 days | Max 21 days (8)
Average 14 days | Min 14 days | Max 14 days (1)
Average days | Min days | Max days (0)
Our when to plant Garden balsam estimates are relative to your last frost date.
The succulent stems has sap that can be use in treatment for falling hair.
Balsam, Impatiens, Touch-me-notred, kamantige
Impatiens balsamina L.
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"
sparklinBarb about growing Garden balsam