Camelia-flowered balsam is an old-fashioned annual with rose-shaped flowers of pink, red, salmon, purple and white. The flowers appear along the stems, which are clothed in pointed, bright green leaves. Attracts hummingbirds.
Balsam is colorful and easy to grow. It self sows heartily in most areas. Another common name is Touch Me Not, which refers to the way the seed pods explode when ripe, flinging the seeds into the air. Also known as Balsamine, Lady Slipper, Jumping Betty, and Balsamina hortensis.
Sowing Impatiens balsamina Seeds:
Sow outdoors after the last frost date. Or sow indoors 6 weeks early. Barely cover the seeds. Full sun to part shade.