Balsam, Chinese (Impatiens balsamina), packet of 20 seeds, organic

(2 customer reviews)


Family: Touch-me-not (Balsamaceae)

Days to maturity: 70 days to flowers.

(Ji-xing-zi, Feng-Xian-Hua-Zi)  Annual.  Native to China.   The fleshy stems bear masses of highly decorative pink, purple, and lavender flowers that remain comely throughout the summer.  The entire plant is loaded with mucilage.  Traditional use (TCM, TWM): remove stagnation of chi, anti-itch.   Plant prefers full sun, rich soil, water.  Direct seed in mid spring or plant in pots and keep moist and warm until germination. Fast-growing, quick to flower.  Space plants 2 feet apart.  Grows 1 to 2 feet tall.  PS this is the easiest germinator known to gardener.

20 Seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown

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    Christina churchwell

    Beautiful and Unique

    Christina churchwell (verified owner)

    This flower is a fast grower and so unique. I stated them inside with ease. Planted them in pots and some in herb garden. Strong stalks, no staking. But here is where they get interesting. One flower, gives multiple stalks with multiple colors!!! One stalk is purple and another stalk is almost a coral or pink color! I have never seen two different colors of flowers from one plant! All of them are doing it. Everyone who sees them notices them right away. I just love these!

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