Impatiens balsamina – Tom Thumb Mix seeds x40


Reseeds But Not Invasive Colorful Annual

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Impatiens Tom Thumb Mix

Impatiens balsamina
This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List.

Impatiens are found all over the world but this particular species is native to India, Bangladesh and Burma. It is perhaps the smallest growing Impatiens on the market and despite its limited distribution can now be found in most countries.

A plant growing 20 cm tall (8 in) with a thick, soft stem. The leaves are arranged spirally 2.5 – 9 cm long (1 – 3 1/2 in), quite broad with deeply toothed margins. The flowers are doubles in pink, red, mauve lilac or white and pollination is affected by bees and other insects and nectar-feeding birds.

An unusual feature of this plant is that the seed pods explosively shatter when ripe to broadcast next seasons seeds.  Removal of seed pods before ripening will prevent this.

This plant is used in traditional Asian medicine for treating disease and skin afflictions. Sap from the leaves is used to treat warts and snakebite and the flower is applied to burns. It is used for constipation and gastritis in Korea, the Chinese pulverise the stems and pastes from the flowers for a variety of ailments. In Vietnam, an extract is used for washing the hair to prevent baldness.

Offered is a packet of approx. 40 seeds and Grownotes. 

All my seed is posted in bubble wrap protection.

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Terms & Conditions.

Ole Lantana Seeds will not be responsible whatsoever for actions taken by the customer after receipt of the goods, this includes germination results, crop performance or loss as these are beyond the control of Ole Lantana Seeds.

International buyers are responsible for knowing their countries importation laws.

NOTE: In order to protect our existing stock from outside contamination, we do not accept returns.

Item specifics

Plant Habit: Bedding (Ground Cover) Common Name: Camellia Flowered Mix
Climate: Sub-tropical, Temperate, Tropical Season of Interest: Spring/Summer
Sunlight: Partial Shade Watering: Medium
Genus: Impatiens Type: Balcony Plant, Decorative Plant, Potted Plant, Rockery Plant
Foliage: Annual Soil pH: Neutral
Species: balsamina Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Sand
Plant Hardiness Zone (°C): 5 (5 to 10 °C)


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