Impatiens balsamina is an old-fashioned annual with camellia-shaped flowers of pink, red, salmon, purple and white. The flowers appear along the stems, which are clothed in pointed, bright green leaves.
Camellia-flowered balsam is colorful and easy to grow. The bright flowers attract hummingbirds. It self sows in most areas.
Balsam is also known as 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. Spacing 12".