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A dwarf bushy habit describes this annual flower. This balsam has up to 5 cm camellia-flowered double blooms of scarlet, carmine, purple-rose, salmon, shell pink and white. The compact 20-25 cm tall plants producing all summer long. Good drought tolerance, suitable for containers, tubs, windowboxes.
Sow the balsam seeds spring about 0.5 cm deep in good seed compost. Germination of these flower seeds usually 7-12 days at 16-22 Celsius.
Gradually acclimatise the seedlings to outdoor conditions for 10 days before planting out after all risk of frost has passed, 20 cm apart, in full sun or part shade, in a warm, sheltered spot or in containers.