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Impatiens capensis /Jewelweed

Impatiens capensis   / Impatiens capensis
Produces orange to orange-red flowers all summer
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Produces orange to orange-red flowers all summer

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Scientific Name: Impatiens capensis
Common Name: Jewelweed
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Orange
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Wet
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
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Comments: A self-seeding annual that is at home in wet soils in shady locations. Blooms throuaghout the summer with orange to orange-yellow flowers with reddish-brown spotting. Like balsam, this touch-me-not, produces seed pods that on ripening split open when touched and flings seed in all directions.