Impatiens is a genus which includes around 900 different species of flowering plants and are also known as touch-me-not, snapweed, garden balsam etc. They are one of the most popular annual bedding plants which are widely distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere and the Tropics. Impatiens are commonly grown in home gardens and are ideal for pots, hanging basket, and beds in partially shaded locations. Impatiens flowers are 1-2 inch in diameter and can be of various colors. Impatiens have glossy green leaves and plants grow up to the height of 12 to 18 inches.  The most popular species of impatiens that are grown globally are Impatiens (Impatiens walleriana), rose balsam (Impatiens balsamina) and New Guinea impatiens (Impatiens hawker). Attributed to the increase in the trend of home gardening globally, manufacturers of impatiens seeds are introducing various types of GMO seeds which offer a wide range of flower color, higher adaptability towards harsh environmental conditions and resistance against various plant diseases and pests. These properties are appealing home gardeners and landscape designers as impatiens are becoming their preferred choice owing to the availabilit...