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Desperate to identify this beauty

Hello, grew these from seeds (mixed pack), and would love to know what they called. Any ideas gratefully accepted. Thanks, Julie 


  • These are the lovely flowers if that helps. Thanks again, Julie 
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384
    I think they might be Impatiens balsamina aka Rose Balsam.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Wow! Thanks so much for your help. Yes checked photos rose balsam and that is them. Should have asked here before as been searching for answers for 2 months 🙄 thanks again, much appreciated, Julie 
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384
    You are welcome, Julie.  Is that a snail I see in the first photo in your second post?
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    That triggers a trip down memory lane.  When my mum and dad bought their first house in 1960, there were lots of those plants in the front garden, and we didn't know what it was.  One member of the family commented it looked like a miniature palm tree, with all the leaves at the top of a tall stem.  Another said the leaves were a bit like rhubarb.  My dad went through lots of books in the library until he found it, listed as "Zambezi balsam".  But en famille, it was known for ever and a day as palm rhubarb.
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