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Balsam jungle

Posted by ladygladys z5b/6a NEPA (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 11, 13 at 23:21

I love balsams! Such an easy and carefree plant!


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RE: Balsam jungle

HI ladygladys,

Very pretty. I grew them a few years ago, but they didn't look as full as yours. Are yours in sun or shade?


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Oh that is lovely!

Mine are not even reaching 6" tall and no bloom :(
A few weeks ago I dug some up and moved from the shade to a spot with sun from 2pm on.....am hoping for improvement!! What do they prefer?

Vera


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They definitely like full sun but will wilt if left to dry. Be sure to water adequately while in full sun. Thanks for the compliments! Vera, I think I recall I started growing them because you had them in your garden in Washington?


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Am impatiens relative, yes? Are they perennials?


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They are annuals, but such vigorous re-seeders, you would think they are perennials. Mine grow to 6 feet in fairly deep shade. I just select about 10 plants to grow on and pull the others each year. Quite stunning against a fence.


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Very Pretty, they attract bees.


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