Hi all! I'm sooo excited! I found the name of a plant that my mother grew at my childhood home! I've been looking for it for so long, but couldn't identify it by it's correct name.
My mom called them touch-me-nots. There are, however, many different plants called touch-me-nots.
I finally found the right plant. It's called Impatiens balsamina (balsamina hortensis)
- They get light pink, dark pink, and lavender flowers
. They are really easy to grow, and I don't remember my mom ever complaining about pests or disease. The seed
pods pop open and drop seeds
that germinate the next year.
Check out these web sites:http://davesgarden.com/pf/showimage/2561/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impatiens_balsamina
Thepicture on the second site doesn't really do them justice - mom's plants were literally covered with blossoms. The bees and butterflies love them.
If anyone has these seeds
, or will have them this summer, I will buy them or trade. I don't know what I have to trade, but I'll find something! This is a memory I really want to bring to life in my own garden, and I haven't found any other place to get the seeds