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Impatiens capensis - Jewelweed

* Unavailable for 2024

Sun Exposure: Sun, Part Sun

Soil Moisture: Wet, Medium-Wet, Medium

Soil Type: Sandy-Loam, Loam, Loam-Clay

Height: 4 feet

Spread: 3 feet

Blooms: July, August, September

Root: Shallow Taproot

Habitat: Moist woodlands, Lightly shaded floodplains along rivers, Edges of woodland paths, Swamps, Fens, and Roadside ditches  

Landscape uses: Low area gardens, Pond edges, Unmowed wet ditches

Complimentary Plants: Monkey Flower, Helens Flower, Blue Vervain, Joe-Pye Weed

Wildlife Value: The flowers attract the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird and long-tongued bees. Birds and small mammals eat the seeds. Host Plant: Many Moth species

Seed Origin: Wasaga Beach, Ontario

Germination Code: F


Photo credits: #1 by Fritz Geller-Grimm

Impatiens capensis - Jewelweed

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  • Jewelweed is an annual plant that completes its life cycle in one season - growing and producing many pods in one season. It self seeds readily to form small colonies if space permits. This wetland plant grows mainly in openings in moist woodlands, partially or lightly shaded floodplains along rivers, edges of woodland paths, swamps, seeps and fens, and roadside ditches. It will not do well in natural plantings or gardens that dry out during the summer months. 

    The Jewelweeds have a muciliginous sap that is supposed to soothe skin irritation caused by Poison Ivy and Stinging Nettle. This sap also has fungicidal properties and has been used to treat Athlete's Foot.

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