Impatiens wallerana
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Impatiens wallerana

busy Lizzie

  family balsaminaceae 
  genus impatiens 

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Genus  Impatiens Species  wallerana Variety  Cultivar  Common names  busy Lizzie   balsam   jewelweed Family  BALSAMINACEAE Specimen number  S11136 Data source  HtZn p128
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  6" - 8' Overall spread  1' - 1' 6"
Sunshine  Full sun to full shade Water  Moist, well drained Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  Above 40� F AHS heat zones  Heat zones 11-10 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Among other uses, this plant is suitable for use in hanging baskets. This very tender plant can only survive nighttime temperatures of 40� Fahrenheit. Impatiens wallerana needs summer days with high heat. Full sun to full shade is best for growing Balsam (also known as jewelweed and busy Lizzie). It usually does best in moist, well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses  Hanging baskets Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance  Tender Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Impatiens wallerana has an annual life cycle. Flowers: Balsam (locally known in some parts as jewelweed and busy Lizzie) has long lasting five petaled flowers. Flowers begin in June and don't stop until October. The blossoms appear in various colors.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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