What Are Balsam flowers

This is Balsam flowers
This is Balsam flowers

Balsam Flowers is a relatively common annual sunlight to partial shade flowering plant. It is relatively easy to grow, and it is widespread in nurseries and garden shops. The common name of BalsamFlower is balsamina, or the umbrella-shaped proper name “pimpatiens”, which is famous for its variety of forms and colors. Balsam Flower can also be used as “RoseBalsam”. The petals have double petals and are of various colors, but some are concealed by large, beautiful leaves with very distinct veins. Balsam Flower comes in white, red, orange, yellow, purple, and pink.

Balsam Flower is produced in India and Southeast Asia. In the Victorian period, it was brought into Britain by the heroic ornamental hunters of that era. Their colorful petals and neat, straight habits make them perfect bed plants. Handed down for generations. Today’s Balsam Flower is a shade-tolerant hybrid of African species. It was basically unknown in gardens after World War II. Balsam Flower, which is produced in Southeast Asia, became a well-known new darling in the 20th century.

Botanical NameImpatiens balsamina
Common NameTouch-me-not, jumping Betty, and lady’s slipper
Plant TypeAnnual
Mature Size6–12 inches
Sun ExposureFull sun, partial shade
Soil TypeRich, well-draining
Soil pH6.1 to 7.5 (slightly acidic to neutral)
Flowering TimeFall, summer
Flower ColorPurple, pink, red, white
Hardiness Zones (USDA)2 – 11
Native AreaIndia and Southeast Asia
At the beginning of the 20th century, Victorians liked these ornamental plants imported from Asia. However, as people’s interest in hybrid annual plants increased after World War II, the popularity of these flowers gradually declined. Today’s gardeners are bringing this kind of heirloom to the seed rack because they find it is so easy and adaptable.

The Balsam Flower plant is about 11 to 26 inches tall. If it is planted in early spring after winter, it is suitable for planting in a summer flower border. Balsam Flower grows very well in both sun and shady places. We propose to have a place that must be protected from sunlight in the afternoon. It only takes 5-7 days to sprout, and it blooms very early, and it can grow to 26 inches tall. The long and narrow plants hold the flowers close to the central stem. In the Victorian era, gardeners removed some leaves to better display the 2-inch wide, flawless pink, Camellia-like flowers.

Fun Fact
This flower is similar to a miniature rose or camellia, with thickly spaced flowers and tones. Some interesting information about the Balsam Flower plant can also be found in its other nickname: I can’t touch it. This nickname is based on the pods formed at the end of the season, which burst at the touch of a finger.
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