Karen B
Karen B
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Asked on Aug 26, 2012

Impatients

Marlysa RKim Sand & SisalWalter Reeves

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What is happening to Impatients in the Raleigh area this year?
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  • Walter Reeves
    on Aug 27, 2012

    Could be downy mildew. It has been devastating in other parts of the country see http://www.walterreeves.com/gardening-q-and-a/impatiens-downy-mildew-identification-and-substitutes/

  • Kim Sand & Sisal
    on Aug 27, 2012

    I'm in Virginia Beach and ours are horrid also. Too much rain this summer and the mildew is killing everything.

  • Marlysa R
    on Sep 1, 2012

    Our growers/nurserymen in the ATL area sounded the alarm back in January of this year to alert homeowners and gardeners to refrain from purchasing the shade-loving common and double-flowering impatiens. They think the problem was discovered in the UK about 5 yrs. ago, and the water mold/fungus will stay around for many years to come. About August is the time when you will see them literally collapse within a week's time, for no obvious reason. Spores from the fungus will remain in the soil for several years. You can plant successfully New Guinea and Sunpatiens; the fungus is species specific.

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