NIKA SEEDS - Flowers Balsam Garden Mix Annual - 50 Seeds
BALSAM MIX An annual flowering plant that grows up to 10 to 25" tall. An unusual shape, single or double flowers in white, pink, and red colors. Used for flower beds, borders, window, and balcony boxes. Planting instructions: Balsam are grown from seed. They can be directly seeded into your flower garden, or seeded indoors in trays or flats for transplanting later. Sow indoor starts about 6 weeks before the last frost. Keep soil moist while germinating. Before planting, balsam seeds should be placed in a weak solution of potassium permanganate for ten minutes. After that, pour the seeds with hot water, in which they spend 1 day. Sow seeds early in the season, and cover with 1/8" of soil. Water thoroughly. It is important to keep the soil moist during the germination period. Balsam will begin to produce a continuous, profusion of flowers by early to mid-summer, and all the way to frost. Balsam likes full to partial sun. Shade the plants from the afternoon sun, especially in hot regions. They prefer rich, well drained soil. Space plants 12-18 inches apart. Water them during dry periods, once or twice per week. Don't allow the roots to remain wet. Add a general purpose fertilizer regularly for optimum growth. Once established, Balsam will grow well and bloom continuously well into fall. Annual varieties are susceptible to frost.