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Origin: US Native Wildflower
Other Common Names: Spotted Touch-me-not, Spotted Jewelweed, Spotted Touch-me-not, Wild-Touch-Me-Not, Touch-Me-Not
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 36 in to 48 in
Spacing: 15 in to 24 in
Light: Full Sun to Woodland
Soil Moisture: Wet to Medium
USDA Zone: 3a-9b
Germination: Sow seeds just below moist soil surface at 70F for 1 month. Move to 30F for 1 month, then bring back to 50F.
Seeds Per Oz: 4900
The first written record of this native American species comes from Dr. Nicolaas Meerburgh's rare mid-eighteenth century botanical work Pictures of Rare Plants, in which he described and illustrated then little-known species of plants. The genus name "Impatiens" comes from the plant's "impatient" habit of forcibly expelling its seeds from their pods. The species name "capensis" comes from the mistaken idea that this plant originated near the southernmost tip of Africa, the Cape of Good Hope. Because of its legendary healing qualities, this plant has a prominent place in folk medicine as a treatment for poison ivy, bug bites, rashes, and other skin complaints.
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