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Impatiens balsamina ‘Blackberry Ice’

Balsam

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.5m to 0.35m
  • Spread0.75m
  • Growth HabitUpright rosette
  • Flower ColourWhite mottled purple
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Impatiens balsamina ‘Blackberry Ice’ (Balsam). A fast-growing, bushy annual with lance-shaped, pale green leaves. Large, double, white flowers mottled purple, appear in summer and early autumn.

Characteristics

Annual, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

India, China, Malaysia

Interest and use

Mixed bed, shade, border, containers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

When grown under glass use a loam-based compost with full light. When grown outdoors grow in moist humus-rich well-drained soil in partial shade.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for grey mould, whitefly, vine weevils and red spider mites.

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