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Rose Balsam in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Impatiens balsamina

 

Rose Balsam

This species of impatiens is a true annual. It is easily grown in evenly moist, organically rich, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best in part shade. Cup-shaped single to mostly double flowers (to 2” diameter) with incurved spurs come in various shades of pink, rose, red, purple, white and bicolor versions thereof. Flowers are often spotted.

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plant Features
  • Rose Balsam likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Rose Balsam likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Rose Balsam is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Rose Balsam likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

 
plant information

Common name

Rose Balsam

Latin name

Impatiens balsamina

type

Annual

family

Balsaminaceae

ph

5.5 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Rose Balsam likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Rose Balsam is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Rose Balsam likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

  • Water

    Rose Balsam likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Rose Balsam is 0.40meters x 0.30meters 0.40 M 0.30 M

Impatiens balsamina

This species of impatiens is a true annual. It is easily grown in evenly moist, organically rich, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best in part shade. Cup-shaped single to mostly double flowers (to 2” diameter) with incurved spurs come in various shades of pink, rose, red, purple, white and bicolor versions thereof. Flowers are often spotted.


Flowering season

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Flowers throughout the summer months

 

Planting

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Plant out into pots or containers from greenhouse grown stock from late spring once all risk of frost has passed

 
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