Touch Me Not Seed - Knowledgebase Question

New York, NY
Question by lizcruz
January 4, 1999
I once saw a plant that I know was nicknamed 'touch me not'. When you touched the seed bud, it would pop, releasing the seeds. I would love to know the name of this plant, and where I could find seeds?


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Answer from NGA
January 4, 1999

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Touch-Me-Not is a "common" name for Impatiens balsamina, an old-fashioned annual also known as garden balsam, so this may be the plant you remember. Burpee offers seeds for it in the Heirloom Catalog. You may order a catalog at the website http://burpee.com/ or call 1-800-888-1447 to verify current availability.

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