Adorned with everlasting flowers, this plant asks little, but will deliver color and joy to your garden.
Color Parade Balsam Seeds
A classic and timeless popular plant. Very shade-tolerant, balsam brings the tropics to the annual garden with brightly colored flowers borne closely along the upright, bright green stem of the plant.
impatiens and coleus.
Tips on How To Grow Balsam Seeds
A true classic, old fashioned plant. Also called Lady's Slipper, or Touch Me Nots in times past.Very exotic plant.Dwarf plants are 10", and the stems are loaded with mini rose type buds.
DIRECT SOW Plant Balsam seed right into the garden, after all danger of frost has passed, Balsam is a prolific self-sower. After one season of growth, it generally reappears from self sown seeds the next year. After frost has passed, scatter seeds where desired, or sow seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last spring frost. Do not cover the seeds with soil, as they need light to germinate. Until the seeds germinate, cover the seed trays with clear plastic to maintain high humidity. Water from below to prevent damping off.
or for an early start plant seeds in flats 6-8 weeks before the last frost.Space seeds 2 inches apart, then thin to 10 inches.
GARDEN HINTS: Balsam likes good soil, well drained but with a steady supply of moisture. It thrives in part shade as well as in the sun. Combines well with other Impatiens as Balsam is part of the Impatiens family- plant with Coleus. These fun seeds pop open from a fuzzy green foot-ball shape pod. thus the name Touch Me Nots.