Closeup of flower. The actual size is approximately 1" across and reminds me of a miniature orchid.
Delicate little blossoms that stand out in shady corners
Chinese Houses- Collinsia
Blooms of Balfour's Impatiens
Beautiful delicate flowers are attractive to bee pollinators.
Nice bright colors for the front of the border.
As with many impatiens, the seed pod twists (pops) to disperse the seed. Ant added for relative size ;-}
seedlings - some appear to be yellow from lack of nutrients.
This plant is a big hit with the hummingbirds and the bees
Balfourii seedlings, photo taken March 2009
Pink and white flowers appear on the plants all summer long. Good nectar source for bumble bees.