Originally from India and southeast Asia, the plants became a popular home garden variety by 1900. Although it has becoming increasingly harder to find in modern garden centers, it is still worthy of a place in your borders and beds. Also known as 'Touch-Me-Not'.
The plants are branching, reaching twelve to eighteen inches in height with leaves that are long and toothed. Flowers are mostly axillary, in rose, salmon, white, scarlet and violet, and mostly double-flowered.
Prefers partial sun or shade and moist, well-drained soil. Can be used in the garden or in containers. Seeds can be started indoors, in flats, six to eight weeks
before your anticipated outdoor planting date. Seeds can also be sown
directly into your garden after all danger of frost is past. An annual that readily reseeds.
Each packet contains 0.50 gram, which is approximately 50 seeds.