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Impatiens balsamina /Balsam

Impatiens balsamina  / Impatiens balsamina
Flowers distributed among the leaves
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Flowers distributed among the leaves

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Typical balsam blooming in spring through mid summer

Pink flowers and lush foliage

Red flowering selection

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Scientific Name: Impatiens balsamina
Common Name: Balsam
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Various
Fruit color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: This carefree annual thrives in sun or part shade, as long as it has ample moisture. It is a favorite for Victorian garden theme. Flower colors may be white, pink, red, or purple. There are also dwarf varieties that grow to about 12 inches in height.