Gardening Tips & Flowers : How to Grow Balsam (Impatiens Balsamina)

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segmentwe're going to learn all about how to grow impatiens balsamina.

Now impatiens come inmany different shapes and sizes and there's so many different families of impatiens andthere's many that are called busy lizzies.

So this impatiens is not a balsamina and itprefers a shady spot with good drainage but likes a lot of moisture and it's a littlehardier than the balamina.

Where the impatiens balsamina is from southern China, India andinto Malaysia so it really likes a lot of sun as opposed to the other impatiens thatlikes shade.

So if you get the impatiens balsamina, make sure that you put it in a full sun areabecause it will not do well if you don't give it any sun at all.

They're called impatiensbecause they're impatient to grow and multiply.

They take a few years to really get crowdedwhich a lot of people like as well.

And the plants have lots of medicinal uses.

They cantreat diseases, burns and snakebites and when you touch the pods, the seedpods, they justpop and the seeds go everywhere.

So the impatiens balsamina are different than other impatiens.

They like full hot sun and good drainage and they are not winter hardy in cold climateso you got to bring them inside.

But they will bloom all summer long through the falland give you so much joy in your garden.

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