Impatiens balsamina, on its common name Garden Balsam, Rose Balsam, Touch-me-not, Impatiens or Spotted snap-weed, is a species of Impatiens, an annual plant with a fast growing rate, that can reach 20-75 cm tall, with a thick, but soft stem. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant because of its attractive, showy flowers, used for mass planting, in borders, in containers or in above-ground planters or you can grow it as an indoor plant if you live in an area where is too cold to be grown outdoor.
The leaves are narrow lance-shaped, pale green, spirally arranged, with a deeply toothed margin. Its flowers are cup-shaped, semi-double or fully double, looking like camellia blossoms, produced in the leaf axils of plants. The flowers color can be red, pink, purple, cream or white and are pollinated by bees and other insects, and also by nectar-feeding birds. The flowers are followed by explosive seed capsules.