Saturday, May 5, 2012

Impatiens balsamina

Scientific Name: Impatiens balsamina
Common Name: Garden Balsam, Touch-Me-Not, Rose Balsam or Camellia-flowered Balsam
Family Name: Balsaminaceae
Origin: Tropics of Asia

Water: Medium
Light: Full Sun
Soil: Well drained


Form: Upright
Plant Uses: Flower plant, flower bed, container, mass planting, border, ground cover
Special Features: Certain parts of the plant has medicinal properties e.g. flowers are used to soothe burns and scalds and treat snake bites. While the juice of the leaves is used to treat warts. In Korea, bruised red garden balsam petals are used as dye to colour their fingernails.

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