This is an old-fashioned species Impatiens many people remember from their grandmother’s garden. Plants grow approx. 3′ tall & 2′ wide. Very lovely lavender . Plant database entry for Poor Man’s Orchid (Impatiens balfourii) with 26 images and 14 data details. Impatiens balfourii was introduced in the beginning of the 20th century from the Himalayas to Southern Europe where it was able to establish. In recent years an .

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In the wild the plant occurs along the banks of rivers, on roadsides, and in wastelands. Description This balfourrii, 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.

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Impatiens balfourii – Wikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is an annual herb growing 15— centimetres 5. Views Read Edit View history. It belongs to the family Balsaminaceae.

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Wikispecies has information related to Impatiens balfourii. Impatiens balfourii is a species of the genus Impatiens known by the common names Balfour’s touch-me-notKashmir balsam[1] and poor man’s orchid. It is native to the Himalayasparticularly Kashmir and surrounding areas, where it grows in mountains of 5, to 6, feet. The inflorescence is a balfpurii generally bearing 4 to 8 flowers.

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Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. Balfoudii flower is about 2 centimetres 0. Archived from the original xls on The fruits are glabrous capsules about 20 millimetres 0.

Impatiens balfourii Scientific classification Kingdom: Planted out early in the year in good soil it makes a magnificent solid dome absolutely smothered with blossoms. For best results, sow seeds as soon as you receive them in a cool place not a fridge onto a good soil-based compost.

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Impatiens balfourii Calflora

Impatiens balfouri Hooker fil. 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.

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The Latin name Impatiens means “impatient” or “intolerant” and refers to the explosive dehiscence of the fruits, which burst at the slightest touch balfourii a means of scattering the seeds.

Please be very patient, and do not discard the seed pan, no matter how long it takes for germination to occur.

IMPATIENS BALFOURII

Unlike the more common annual impatiens, these fresh seeds can be very, very slow indeed to germinate, usually taking several months. The flowers are hermaphroditeor perfect, and are pollinated by insectsor, in the Americas, by hummingbirds. It has alternately arranged, oval to lance-shaped, toothed, stalked leaves up to 4 centimetres 1. The flowering period extends from Balgourii through September.

Its stem is glabrous, reddish, lined and very branched.

Sowing Advice For best results, sow seeds as soon as you receive them in a cool place not a fridge onto a good soil-based compost.