Flowering Balsams

PamTimDJuly 5, 2011


My wife and I planted some flowering balsams (Impatiens balsamina) last year. While we collected some seeds to plant in other locations, some of the plants reseeded at the same place. Now grown to about a foot in some cases, none of the reseeded plants have flowers. Is this typical? If not, is there anything we can do? How long do the flowering process take? Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you!

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kimka(Zone 6B)

In my area (Washington DC, on the border between zone 6 and 7), my balsam from seed doesn't come into bloom until mid to late July. You are north of me, so your blooming is likely to be a bit later than mine. You should be seeing some flowers now. But they will continue to flower until frost.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 10:07AM
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