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Camelia Flowered Mix - Balsam (65 seeds) (FL120) $2.00

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Camelia Flowered Mix - Balsam

         
 
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Pre-1870 heirloom. Beautiful rose-shaped blooms in many colors: pink, lavender, red, rose, white, and more. Short bushy plants have large bright green leaves. Very easy to grow. A must for Victorian gardeners.
 
Camelia Flowered Mix - Balsam
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kamacel
Location:
Bowling Green, KY, United States
Date:
January 7, 2018
          5.0
 
Beautiful
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? None

Review:

These ended up being some of the most beautiful flowers I've ever grown! They were very hardy and easy to grow, which is great since I often forget to water the bed they were in. They were mixed in with Don Pedro four o'clocks, blue forget me nots, and zinnias and even after a long, hot summer they were absolutely show stopping! They were at their peak beauty by the end of July and beginning of August in my yard, which has heavy, dry red clay soil. Had I weeded the bed even once it would have looked like a professional gardner lived here! :) I do wish I would've pulled the seeds sooner as the pods were all blown off by storms by the time I cleaned up my yard at the end of October. I will try to grow more from last year's unused seeds or order more because these are my new go to for color in my yard.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Fields363
Location:
St. Albans, WV, United States
Date:
August 7, 2017
          5.0
 
Lots of Flowers
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Lots of flowers

What are the cons? none

Review:

First year gardening, every one I planted grew well. Lots of flowers up and down the plants brought a lot of bees (and ants) and constantly flowered for the past 3 months. Started in April, flowers came out in May and are still great looking. Definitely a bee attractant. Most are 2-3 ft tall. All around healthy plants.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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30 out of 32 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
King James 1611 Romans 1631
Location:
Charlotte, NC, United States
Date:
May 19, 2015
          5.0
 
A Favorite
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Colorful With a Tropical Look!

What are the cons? Not a Thing!

Review:

The Camelia Flowered balsam mix has a lovely assortment of exceptionally colorful flowers! The plants are also quite charming with their upright growth habit and their somewhat tropical-looking leaves. To extend the flowering season, prune back already bloomed plants (snip back the main stem or side branches) and sow the seeds in succession (every two weeks or so until mid-summer). This flower was always highly praised in Edwardian era garden magazines. They often called it the "Lady Slipper." It is a superb flower well worth growing!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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28 out of 30 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MomsintheGarden
Location:
Winchester, VA
Date:
October 25, 2014
          4.0
 
Very easy to grow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Very pretty

What are the cons? Gets tatty in late summer

Review:

I grew these for the past two summers here in warm, humid northern VA. The first summer I sprinkled seeds thinly into a modestly-prepared seedbed near my vegetable garden. They self-seeded, and next year I had another great show with all of the colors. Their colors include all of the pinks (especially my favorite, a salmon), a few reds, and a purple. I had prolific blooms from about mid-June until the beginning of October. They are very attractive to bumblebees, a plus for me as I'm always trying to bring more pollinators to my vegetables. Baker Creek calls them balsam, and they are a relative of impatiens that were very much in style during Victorian times. For more information about growing these heirloom flowers, search for an article called "Balsam Flowers for the Heirloom Garden" by Jamie McIntosh. They have two down sides: they get tatty by the end of the summer with what looks like downy mildew, and they don't make good cut flowers because they bloom from the bottom up.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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48 out of 52 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rachel
Date:
January 13, 2011
          5.0
 
So Easy!
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

These are beautiful plants that handle summers in Ohio quite well with regular watering. They're so easy to grow that all I had to do was throw a handful of seeds into the dirt and water and within a month I had a corner flower bed full of gorgeous plants. (Which is wonderful since I have limited space for starting seedlings indoors.) They don't flower until later in the summer, but the stems and leaves are beautiful in their own right, and this mix has a variety of red and green stems. The seed pods are fun as well since when ripe they spring open when touched. (Balsam is also known as Touch-Me-Nots.)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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