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Garden balsam 'Camellia'      

Impatiens balsamina

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'Camellia' is a Garden balsam variety in the Impatiens genus with a scientific name of Impatiens balsamina. Camellia is a variety of heirloom Garden balsam . Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Dark magenta and   Coral red and   Classic rose. When mature, they grow to 4.0 cm (1.56 inches imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers are of a Semi-double hose-in-hose form. Leaves appear approximately as a   Kelly green and   Grade 1 Paint Green colour.

These annual flower produce clusters of richly colored double flowers that resemble little roses. They will bloom starting in the summer and last all the way until fall. Group planting will create an eye catching spot.1

This variety is an Flower that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Camellia is known for growing to a height of approximately 2.47 feet (that's 76.0 cm in metric) with a shrub-like habit. This variety tends to bloom in early summer.

India is believed to be where Camellia originates from.

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

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

How to grow Camellia

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

It is recommended to start inside six to eight weeks before your average last frost. Plant one or two weeks after your zone average last frost.1

Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Camellia is thought of as tender, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date.

Growing Camellia from seed

Sow at a depth of approx. 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) between Garden balsam plants. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 20°C / 68°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Camellia

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Camellia is a tender plant.

Harvesting Camellia

Other Names for Garden balsam 'Camellia'

Lady Slipper, Touch-Me-Not

Footnotes

1 botanicalinterests.com/products/view/1298/Balsam-Camellia-Flowered-HEIRLOOM-Seeds