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Balsam Impatiens balsamina

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
im-PAY-shens bal-SAM-in-uh
Description

Erect and sparsely branched. Low drought tolerance. This plant is frequently damaged by deer.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#red#white#butterflies#pink#sun#partial shade#annual#summer#drought tolerant#rose#wildlife plant#cpp#deer damage#pollinator plant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#red#white#butterflies#pink#sun#partial shade#annual#summer#drought tolerant#rose#wildlife plant#cpp#deer damage#pollinator plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Impatiens
    Species:
    balsamina
    Family:
    Balsaminaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    India and southeast Asia
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Colorful
    Defines Paths
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 2 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Open
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Container
    Hanging Baskets
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Pool/Hardscape
    Small Space
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Pollinator Garden
    Shade Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators