A Victorian era favorite that is well worth rediscovery. Flowers crowd the stems in swirls of red and white all summer long. Great in containers, window boxes, or other view-up-close spots, as blooms can be partly hidden by the leaves. Two-foot-tall plants like heat, and are gone with the first frost.
All parts of the plant are edible, but it's the flowers you're likely to want to add to desserts or salads as decoration. (The leaves are more in the survival-food category, in my opinion. Not bad, but not memorable either.) Pick flowers shortly before use, as they do not hold up for long.
Latin name: Impatiens balsamina
Approx. 40 seeds per packet
Grown on our farm in Potter Valley, Mendocino County, California
Certified Organic by CCOF
Jul 4, 2023
Sep 15, 2022
Apr 9, 2022
Seeds were well packaged, contained helpful instructions and arrived exactly as described.
Jan 15, 2022
Thank you! Seeds look great!