Jewelweed (Impatiens campensis)
Wet woods, shady stream sides.
An annual wildflower with charming young leaves that are often beaded with dew. Grows quickly and blooms from midsummer to fall with orange spotted flowers. It is an important late summer nectar source for hummingbirds and bumblebees. When the seeds ripen the pods explode dispersing several small seeds that taste like walnuts. Fleshy stem can be rubbed on rashes and insect bites to relieve itching. Self-sows readily yet easy to pull if seedlings appear where not wanted. Looks beautiful planted with ferns. 3-4ft.
40 Moist stratified seeds per package
Germination code: B, E, F
Each seed package carries a specific germination code along with the plant description. These codes indicate specific sowing instructions. "B" seeds need a winter or cold period to germinate. Sow outdoors in fall or winter. "E" seeds cannot be allowed to dry out. Sow immediately. "F" seeds may take two years to germinate.
Each seed package carries a specific germination code along with the plant description. These codes indicate specific sowing instructions.
- A Seeds can be sown outdoors in fall or early spring.
- B Seeds need a winter or cold period to germinate. Sow outdoors in fall or winter.
- C Seeds need light to germinate; sow on soil surface and leave uncovered.
- D Seeds need alternating cycles of warm-to-cold-to-warm to germinate. They can be sown either outdoors in spring or summer and will germinate the following year or in a flat in a warm place for 3 months, then moved to a refrigerator for 2 months, then moved outside in the early summer warmth.
- E Seeds can not be allowed to dry out. Sow immediately.
- F Seeds take two years to germinate. Sow outside in the fall or winter and look for germination in the second spring. A shady location prevents the flats from rapid drying and reduces weeding
- G Large seeds should be soaked overnight in water.
- FERN: Sow spores in a warm bright location in a sealed container and keep moist. Directions enclosed with package. Challenging.
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All seeds can be sown and placed outdoors in fall or winter bypassing the need for an artificial indoor cold stratification (refrigerator) required for some species when planted in spring. This is the simplest method. See How to Grow Natives From Seed for detailed instructions.