Balsam Impatiens Seeds; organic + heirloom

Balsam Impatiens Seeds; organic + heirloom

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One seed packet filled with wild magic: heirloom organic seeds grown and collected by hand on our small scale farm. For expert and aspiring gardeners. An environmentally conscious alternative to conventional seed.

In an effort to save on paper and ink, planting instructions can be found below. Printed instructions are available by selecting the option for our planting information postcard. A beautiful postcard including the main listing photo for this seed variety, plus detailed planting instructions on the back.

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{garden balsam}
Impatiens balsamina
15+ seeds

{about}
Balsams are a medium height old-fashioned heirloom annual. An attention grabbing variety with flowers blooming up the stem. Various colors. Self-seeding habit. Perfect for providing pastel color and unique shape to the summer garden.

{planting information}
Days to Germination: 7 to 14 days
Lifecycle: annual
Zone: 2-11
Sunlight: full sun to part shade (keep plants shaded from afternoon sun in hot climates)
Height: 12-24 inches
Spread: 12-18 inches
Bloom time: mid-summer, late summer
Special characteristics: Self-seeds prolifically, non-invasive
Attracts: butterflies, bees, hummingbirds
Special uses: direct-seeding, wildflowers

{how to plant} 
Scatter seeds outdoors on worked soil after frost danger has passed or in fall to grow the following spring. Do not cover the seeds with soil, as they need light to germinate. Or start seed indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date. Place outside after all threat of frost as passed and plants are at least 4 inches tall. Space plants 12-18 inches apart. Plants self seed prolifically and can be aggressive in warmer climates.

Seeds are packaged in 100% recycled, 20% post-consumer waste brown kraft envelopes. Thank you for recycling again.