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Downy Mildew on Impatiens

Posted May 2nd, 2013 by nicole


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One of the best ways to brighten up a shady corner is with a planting of colorful garden Impatiens, Impatiens Walleriana.
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Late in the season last year, however, garden Impatiens everywhere were affected by a disease called Downy Mildew. Wind-blown spores infected plants in many parts of the country. While it is too early to tell whether Downy Mildew will be a problem again this year, we will play it safe by planting alternates such as Coleus, New Guinea Impatiens, Browalia, Torenia, and Begonia in your gardens and containers.

For further information on Downy Mildew, you can visit this site: http://extension.umass.edu/floriculture/fact-sheets/impatiens-downy-mildew