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I found a site where you can buy Jewelweed m- good luck

db from Cleveland, OH

I was in my yard and noticed a jewel weed plant. Something I have not come across before. I saw the pod and touched one. It exploded and startled me. I did it again and was amused by the explosion. I googled this plant and I came upon this site. Glad I did now I know what I have back in the yard.


and it unzips down one or more “seams.”

PS. If you lived close enough, I’d come pull the plant up for you and try to transplant it to my yard. (0:

I lucked out finding this website! I have just returned from an island off the midcoast of Maine where I found a prolific VIOLET jewelweed about six-feet tall and with flowers as big as my thumb. It was covered with bumble bees and hummingbirds. I cannot find info on this color jewelweed anywhere! It is definitely that plant as it has all the same properties including the bursting seed pods. We have the orange/yellow ones in this area. Anyone have info on this color?? I have never seen it before.

Put the slightest pressure on the pod

For best results, plant your jewelweed seeds in the early spring, when the temperatures are still cool but there’s enough sunlight to support the germination process.

The natural habitats of this plant are moist areas, such as woodland edges and marshes, so they will naturally require more frequent watering. The jewelweed will wither if the soil becomes too dry for a prolonged amount of time.

Thanks to the touch-me-not bearing pods full of seeds that explode at even the slightest contact, this plant can easily disperse seeds that readily germinate in the right conditions. This means you could end up with an abundance of jewelweeds in your garden without even trying.


They grow to be about three to five feet tall and produce either orange or yellow flowers that are speckled with reddish-brown spots. The flowers are followed by seed capsules that will burst open at the slightest touch and are known to explosively fling seeds in every direction. This is why they are also referred to as touch-me-nots.

Though the jewelweed can survive even in waterlogged soil, you’ll want to aim to keep the soil evenly moist, and applying a thick mulch can help.

Dry jewelweed seeds are typically stratified at 40 degrees Fahrenheit for two to three months before planting as this offers a better chance of successful germination.

Most commonly grown as a bedding annual, the jewelweed can be found in the wild growing in drainage areas, stream banks, and in bogs.