(Impatiens balsamina) [SE Asian heirloom; popular in American gardens by 1900.] Camelia-shaped 2 in. flowers in shades of rose, lavender, and white are held close to the stem. Children love to see the ripe seedpods explode. A good choice for shady spots in Southern gardens. Pkt (0.3 g, 34 seeds)
Culture: Annual. Germination: 70°F, 5 days. Full sun to partial shade. Direct sow or start indoors 4-6 weeks before transplanting after last frost. Space 10-12 in. apart.