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Zone 8, new flower bed, decent soil, summer 2019. The plants came up healthy and green; took a little while to form buds but then it was months of non-stop blooms. They made it through a major heat wave, too. Some were solid colored instead of peppermint striped, and a few were not double, but that offered a pleasing mixed effect. For flowers that still look great in late summer's heat and humidity, you simply cannot go wrong with balsam impatiens. And now I already have some growing up from last year's dropped seeds. This would be a great, "sure thing" flower for kids to grow, and then they can have the fun of popping the seed capsules, which is why our grandmothers called this plant "touch me not."