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About This Plant...
Genus and species: Impatiens balsamina
Plant type: warm-season annual
Height: 18 inches
Location and soil: part shade; moist, well-drained soil
Uses: bedding, border, edging, containers
Bloom time: summer
Color range: pink, purple, rose
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 3-4 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 8-14 days
Germination temp.: 70 degrees F.
Sowing Depth: surface sow
Needs light or dark to germinate: light
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 10 inches
Growing On...
Pests:
Diseases:
Growing tips: also known as Lady's Slipper; pinch back once or twice before setting out to encourage compact, bushy growth


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