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Himalayan Balsam

Latin name: Impatiens Glandulifera

Plant type: Annual

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Sun/shade: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Soil type: Sand, Loam, Clay

Months of flowering: June, July, August, September, October

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Flower colours: White, Pink, Purple

Petals: 5, Tubular

Arrangement: Single, Several, Cluster

Very invasive in open natural and semi-natural habitats. Is on Schedule 9 of Wildlife and Countryside Act – you can be held liable if you cause it to escape in the wild