A very striking, strong annual which is grown from the Victorian era. This very easy to grown flower has a Camelia-like double flower on thick, straight stems. This mixture has different shades of red, purple, pink and white. Very well suited for gardenborders, large pots and containers and in balcony pots. Hardy annual. Height: 50 - 75 cm.
|Scientific name||Impatiens balsamina|
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|Sowing period||februari - mei|
|Flowering period||mei - oktober|
|Height||50 - 75 cm|
Indoor sowing: february - half april
Outdoor sowing: begin april - may
Germination: 14-21 days
Germination temp. : 21-24°C
Sowing depth: ½cm
Planting distance: 25 cm
Sowing in rows: 25 cm
Planting position: sunny with half shade
Days till flowering: 65
Sow indoors in trays from february on. Sow shallow and cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil tru a sieve. Cover the trays with a lid or some clingfilm to keep the seeds moist.
Remove the lid when the seedlings emerge. Transplant the seedlings, when they're large enough to handle, to seperate pots. Hard them of in the beginning of may. Put them outside in the sun during the day. Put them on a sunny plot with some shade after the 15th of may. Keep moist and weedfree.
Sow from april on on a prepared seedbed. Sow thinly and shallow and press the seeds gently in. Cover with a thin layer of soil. Keep moist and weedfree. Replant the seedlings, after about 5-6 weeks on a sunny plot with some shade. Bussy Lizzy is a self seeder and it can re-seed itself.