Tom Thumb, Impatien Seeds

Tom Thumb, Impatien Seeds

The Tom Thumb Impatien is a beautiful extra dwarf variety that makes a very attractive addition to any border or flower bed! This variety is a wonderful dwarf impatien that grows no higher than 12 inches. The Tom Thumb has a good tolerance for drought conditions and does great in containers.
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Key Attributes

Sun
Sun: Partial Shade
Packet
Packet: 100 Seeds
Days To Maturity (# Days)
Days To Maturity (# Days): 90
Botanical Name
Botanical Name: Impatiens balsamina

Product Details

Weight

0.01

Depth

0.2

Height

4.5

Width

3.25

Plant Height

10-16"

Botanical Name

Impatiens balsamina

Seed Type

Seed

Seeds Per Gram

1,147

Seeds Per Pound

520,170

Packet

100 Seeds

Sow Depth

1/4"

Seeds Per Ounce

32,511

Breed

Open-pollinated

Sun

Partial Shade

Growing Conditions

Container Friendly, Hanging Baskets

Life Cycle

Annual

Sow Method

Transplant

Categories

Flowers

Days To Maturity (# Days)

90

Components

Growing Instructions

Learning Download: How to Grow Impatiens

Impatiens, also known as the Busy Lizzie, are one of the most popular flowers to grow in the nation. It works well when planted in the garden, containers or in planters. Impatiens are annuals that grow in bright, cheerful colors.

Before Planting: Impatiens are slow growing, so begin seeds three months before the last frost.

Planting: Transplant Impatiens outdoors after all danger of frost has passed. Impatiens can be planted very close to one another, mere inches apart.

Watering: Impatiens must be watered regularly as they are sensitive to lack of water and will wilt quickly. Water the Impatiens at least 2 inches per week.

Fertilizer: Impatiens grow best when they are fertilized regularly. Use water-soluble fertilizer every two weeks during the spring and summer seasons.

Days to Maturity: Impatiens are typically not harvested for indoor vases, but their seeds can be harvested for future plantings.

Harvesting: Collect the seeds when the plant is flowering and the seed pods haven’t opened yet. Seed pods will develop at the base of the flower and will become visible when the flower’s petals fall away. Once harvested, split open the pod and shake the seeds into a bowl. Store them in a sealed container in a cool, dry place until ready to plant.

Tips: Impatiens don’t require deadheading and will self-remove their dead blooms to continue growth all throughout the summer.

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