HEIRLOOM. Discovered in southeast Asia, balsam was a favorite old- fashioned flower by 1900. (Today’s impatiens, a shade-loving hybrid of African species, was virtually unknown in gardens until after World War II.) Balsam is best in full sun to half shade. It sprouts in only 4-5 days and flowers early, getting 12-24″ tall. The narrow plants hold their blooms close to the central stem. Victorian gardeners removed some leaves to better display the flowers.
Balsam Bush Flowered Annual
A Victorian favorite, Balsam is a colorful, carefree annual with semi-double or fully double frilly flowers. These plants have thick, juicy stems and medium, spiky-edged light green leaves. Blooms 2″ in diameter, sincle or in small clusters. Colors include white, pink, rose, red, or violet. Long flowering.
Balsam Camilia Flowered Mix Bulk Wildflower Seeds
This beautiful heirloom annual was a favorite with the Victorians. The colorful, exotic looking flowers bloom in a mix of rose, white, scarlet and violet. The lovely, large double blossoms re-seed freely. The mature seed pods are this plant’s amazing feature, exploding when touched. An excellent choice for bedding plants, or containers.
Balsam Impatiens Balsamina Mixed Colors Seeds
This delightful old garden favorite bears a large number of Camellia-like blossoms nestling close to the central spike, which measures over 2 inches across. Colors range from deepest tones to light pastel shades.