Balsam Seeds - Mixed Colors
- 50 Seeds
- 60-70 Days from Planting/Transplanting
- Variety of vibrant colors including pink, red, white, and purple
- Plants grow upright and can reach heights of 12-30 inches
- Prefers well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade
- Flowers are densely double and resemble small roses
- Resistant to most common pests and diseases
- Ideal for borders, garden beds, and containers
Origin & History:
Balsam, also known as Impatiens balsamina, has its roots in Southeast Asia and India. Its colorful and attractive blossoms have made it a favored ornamental plant, treasured in gardens for centuries. Historically, Balsam has not only been grown for its aesthetic appeal but also for its medicinal properties, especially in traditional Asian practices.
The Balsam's camellia-like flowers make a splendid display in any garden, creating a burst of color that lasts throughout the summer. While predominantly grown for its decorative appeal, Balsam also finds use in traditional medicine in some cultures. Its seeds and leaves have been used in poultices, and its vibrant petals can be used to add color to salads and desserts.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions:
Balsam seeds can be sown directly outdoors after the last frost or started indoors 6-8 weeks prior. When planting, lightly press the seeds into the soil, but do not cover them entirely. These plants prefer a sunny to partially shaded spot with well-draining soil. Ensure regular watering, especially during dry periods. As the Balsam grows, thin the plants to about 12-18 inches apart to allow for proper growth and airflow. The plants are relatively low maintenance, requiring only occasional attention to deadheading for prolonged blooms.
Transform your garden into a colorful masterpiece with the Balsam Seeds - Mixed Colors. With their rosette-like flowers and spectrum of hues, they are sure to be a standout in any garden setting.