Balsam, Touch-Me-Not (Impatiens balsamina)

Jonesboro, GA(Zone 7b)

Bright ccolorful flowers from spring to late summer. Also called Jewel Weed

Common name: Balsam, Touch-Me-Not
Family: Balsaminaceae
Genus: Impatiens
Species balsamina

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how would you describe the leaves and flowers of this plant

Jonesboro, GA(Zone 7b)

Med Green, pointed, thin from 2-3 in long & 1/2-1" wide.

Balotesti, Romania(Zone 5a)

In Romania we call these plants "little peach trees" because of teir seeds. I plant them in our block's garden. Last year I planted them for the first time and I was wondering if you could tell me : it's allright if I seed the plants directly on the ground. Last year I seeded them first in a bowl and then, when the plants grew I planted them in the garden. They were allright at first, but then they got ill, the leaves were dry and had something white on them. Now I found out that it isn't good to plant them in full sun. Where do you plant them ?


Jonesboro, GA(Zone 7b)

Mine are in full hot Georgia sun and spread like wildfire. I have heard that they also do well in shade. I would just sow them on the ground like Mother Nature does.

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Balotesti, Romania(Zone 5a)

Thank you for your answer. I'll follow your advice. I'll sent you a message in summer to tell you how it worked out.

Carrollton, TX

@Azalea - those flowers are gorgeous! I've never seen red blooms like those before!

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