This new, rare and lovely plant, originating in the Himalayas and Kashmir produces a long succession of bi-coloured pink and white flowers from late June until September. Planted out early in the year in good soil it makes a magnificent solid dome absolutely smothered with blossoms. This is NOT Himalayan balsam!
For best results, sow seeds as soon as you receive them in a cool place (not a fridge) onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. Unlike the more common annual impatiens, these fresh seeds can be very, very slow indeed to germinate, usually taking several months. Please be very patient, and do not discard the seed pan, no matter how long it takes for germination to occur.
Common name:Balfour's touch-me-not, Poor man's orchid, Kashmir balsam
Classification:Half hardy perennial
Packet Content:10 (Approx)