Too wonderful to ignore, old-fashioned balsam sports rich and varied colors of white, apple blossom pink, red, salmon, and violet, some spotted with white. Vintage names such as Lady's Slipper, Balsamine, Jumping Betty, and Touch-Me-Not refer to the spring-loaded seedpods that split apart when touched, catapulting the seeds. Tolerant of humid heat, it is easy to grow and can be transplanted without harm at any growth stage-useful for filling a bare spot or two. Listed in a seed list of 1820. Self-sows.