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The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Impatiens balfourii is cold hardy
USDA Zone:10 30° to 40°F (-1° to +4.5°C)
|Type of plant - annual or perennial, depending on climate
Flower or inflorescence:
LAVENDER-PINK - WHITE, racemes ~ profuse June - September
(stratify 4 weeks, germin. cool)
2-13cm., ovate, sm. cren., REDDISH stems, forms dense dome
|Height, in meters: 2
Height, in feet: 6.60
|Impatiens balfourii sales history
Common names for Impatiens balfourii:
|Balfour's (Himalayan) Touch-me-not,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|31||: House and Container Plant Seed List|
|38||: Indian Native and Introduced Plants|
|53||: Bedding Plant Seed List|
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Impatiens balfourii seeds will usually germinate in 21-30 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Sow Impatiens balfourii seeds on the surface of moist compost, use a translucent cover to allow light in and to keep the compost humid and warm (do not place in direct sunlight)
Maintain a very high humidity until germination.