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Impatiens noli-tangere (Touch-me-not Balsam)

Impatiens noli-tangere

Botanical Name:    Impatiens noli-tangere

Common Name(s):    Touch-me-not Balsam

Family:    Balsaminaceae

Genus:    Impatiens

Species:    Noli-tangere

Plant Type:    Annual

Height:    16-28 in.(40-70 cm)

Spread:    /

Bloom Time:    July to September

Bloom Color(s):    Yellow

Leaves:    Light green

Range:    Asia, Europe, North America


Impatiens noli-tangere (Touch-me-not Balsam) is a species of flower plant in the family Balsaminaceae. It is native to Europe, Asia and North America. Stem succulent, many branched in upper part. It is a annual plants that grows to 16-28 in.(40-70 cm) tall. The leaves are ovate or ovate-elliptic, 1.2-3 in.(3-8 cm) long and 0.6-1.6 in.(1.5-4 cm) wide. Bloom time is usually from midsummer through fall. The flower are yellow, funnel-shaped, 1.2-1.6 in.(3-4 cm) long. The preference is partial sun, and moist, humus -rich, well-drained soils.

How to Grow

Sun:    Partial sun

Water:    Medium

Soil:    Moist, humus -rich, well-drained

Propagation:    Seeds