Lovely and highly ornamental. An old-fashioned medicinal and ornamental variety from the tropical mountains of Asia that has been in cultivation since the 1500's. The 2-2.5 foot tall plants produce vividly colored flowers close to the succulent stems. Colors range from pale pink, deep coral, lavender, fuchsia. Though a Chinese medicinal herb, it is much more widely used as an ornamental. (Impatiens balsamina)
Medicinal: When crushed, the plant releases a mucilage that may be used like Jewelweed for treating poison ivy.
Growing instructions: Annual. Germination at 70°F in 7-14 days. Transplant or direct sow in spring. Space 12" apart. Full sun or light shade. 24"-30" tall.
Packet: 0.75g - approximately 65 seeds