25 Feb

“when the mature seed capsules are touched ever so lightly, they will “explode” and send seeds flying through the air as far as 20 ft” Haha that’s pretty cool

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impatiens; touch me not; busy lizzy flowersImpatiens is not a plant for the touchy-feely types. The nickname, touch-me-not, refers to the fact that when the mature seed capsules are touched ever so lightly, they will “explode” and send seeds flying through the air as far as 20 ft from the plant!

Impatiens can also be called “Busy Lizzy” because the plant is a prolific bloomer, producing bright, colourful flowers from early summer to fall. Flowers come in assorted solid colours including, red, orange, pink, white and violet; they can be single, semi-double and double blooms. The double blooms look like miniature roses.

It is a genus of about 850-100 species of flowering plants native to Africa. In the wild, they can be found in roadside ditches and river banks. The leaves are thick, shiny and feel somewhat greasy.

Impatiens plants are available in garden centers in the early spring. The most widely grown plants are shorter…

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