Hello I have 2 packs of BALSAM Impatiens seeds I wanna put in a container.. But I wanna add it to either my Canna's or my Brug container, since both are large containers and look empty right now. Since these are annuals would it be ok?
You're right, moss roses are sun lovers. But I think that either cannas or brugs underplanted with them would be fine, as both of the taller plants require sunny locations also. I'm not expecting they will cast too much shade over the moss roses. Hmmm, how about Coleus then? They will take either sun or shade, would have a more complementary tropical look, cn be pinched to the height required, and would have the same moisture requirements. Good point, Sugar_fl! Tammy, what do you think?
Yes, they grow surprisingly tall, and the flowers will be mostly along that tall spike. Some secondary 'branches' will also appear. These do wilt if they dry out, so probably sun is fine if kept moist. These have the seed pods which sort of 'explode' when you go to harvest them. I did stake mine last year. These are really beautiful, and a nice change from the garden impatiens everyone grows. John
This is my first year growing balsam. It was one of the plants my mother used to grow in her garden when I was a girl, so I thought I'd try it. The usual impatiens don't do very well up here... too wet and cool I guess.
Wet and cool is good for them Wheezin!! I think they are so pretty but my, do they self seed outrageously. I had to finally get rid of mine and took me ages to clear the garden of them but that was in England of course. Now that's just given me a great idea - I could plant them in the wild area of my garden!! Cool!!
Around here I'm pleased if anything has time to go to seed, much less reseed. Although the English daisies (bellis) were reseeding clear out into my lawn last summer. I don't mind them at all. They came out of the ice and snow in bud!