IMPATIENS balsamina 'Camelia Flowered Mix' (Balsam - Camelia Flowered Mix) is a cultivar of the Balsam plant, scientifically known as Impatiens balsamina. Impatiens balsamina is native to Asia and has been cultivated as a garden plant for many years. 'Camelia Flowered Mix' is a popular cultivar chosen for its showy and colorful flowers. It is commonly grown as an annual in temperate regions, where it completes its life cycle within one growing season.
Impatiens balsamina 'Camelia Flowered Mix' is an annual flowering plant that grows to a height of about 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 centimeters). It has a bushy growth habit and produces double flowers that resemble camellias, hence the name "Camelia Flowered Mix." The flowers come in a range of colors, including shades of pink, red, purple, and white.
'Camelia Flowered Mix' typically blooms from summer to fall, producing a profusion of double flowers. The blooming period can vary slightly depending on growing conditions, climate, and local factors.
Balsam 'Camelia Flowered Mix' prefers partial shade to full shade, particularly in hot climates. It grows best in fertile, well-drained soil that retains moisture. Regular watering is necessary to keep the soil consistently moist, but avoid overwatering as it can lead to root rot. This cultivar is often used in shady beds, borders, and containers.
Balsam 'Camelia Flowered Mix' can be propagated from seeds. Sow the seeds indoors or in a protected location after the last frost date. Cover the seeds lightly with soil and keep them consistently moist until germination, which usually takes around 10 to 14 days. Transplant the seedlings outdoors once the weather has warmed up and there is no risk of frost.
Balsam 'Camelia Flowered Mix' is primarily grown for its beautiful flowers. The double blooms and range of colors make it an attractive addition to garden beds, borders, and containers. It can also be used as a cut flower in floral arrangements, bringing vibrant colors indoors.
Regular deadheading or removal of spent flowers can help promote continuous blooming. Balsam 'Camelia Flowered Mix' benefits from regular fertilization with a balanced flower fertilizer to support healthy growth and flower production. Monitor for common pests such as aphids and control them accordingly.
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Scientific Name: Impatiens Balsamina
Common Name: Camelia Flowered Mix
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: From Himalayas east to Japan and Indonesia, east and south Asia
Height: 18-30 inches
Spread: 12-14 inches
Exposure: Full Sun to partial shade
Blooming Season: Summer to fall
Attracts: Humming Birds
Flower Color: Bright mix of white, pink red, salmon and violet white accent
Water Requirement: Medium water, keep moist
Soil Type: Regular to rich, Moist, Well-drained
Soil pH: Acidic to neutral
Disease: Avoid powdery mildew by spacing properly and placing in a location that has good airflow