What flowers could replace impatiens since they were stricken with some disease last year in Connecticut.

Impatiens won't even be sold in Connecticut this year. I don't know what to plant to replace them! I've been planting impatiens for 40 years and my grandmother had them in her garden when I was a teenager. Does anyone have any idea on what would replace impatiens? Thanks Linda

  • Linda B
    Linda B Trumbull, CT
    Good luck, Becky. I hope the disease for impatiens doesn't hit your area. That's just what I planted also - all over. I had forgotten about vincas, so I guess I'll go with those and New Guinea impatiens along with wax begonias, geraniums, and other
  • Barb Rosen
    Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
    I have the same problem and will be using some of the new pretty colors of coleus and begonias this year,
  • Susan
    Susan Stockbridge, GA
    have you heard of sunpatiens? I planted them last summer. Although they are marketed as a full sun plant I don't recommend it. They love partial shade and bloom all summer! I will be planting them again!
  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    You also might consider Torenia and Browailia, not as much color selection but a good shady show can be had from them combining them with some of the great coleus. Balsam is another great shade annual color plant, which is actually an old fashioned
  • Becky (J) P
    Becky (J) P Highland, IL
    360 Sod (Donna Dixson), had to google that one, Balsam. Our flower shops around here don't carry that. We only get to have the ole standbys. I am always excited when I find something new.
Linda B