Impatiens Plants

How can i grow impatiens after the fungus outbreak

Zone 8 | Jewell added on April 4, 2014 | Answered

A couple years ago they said a fungus was killing the impatiens after they got started blooming. Haven't planted any since. How can I grow impatiens after the fungus outbreak?

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Answered on April 4, 2014

There are a couple of diseases which have seriously threatened the impatiens crops in recent years. Here is a link to an article about the powdery mildew disease:
and here is one to the Necrotic Spot Virus:
These diseases are epidemic, despite the growers attempts to breed resistant strains of impatiens. Probably your best bet is to use alternative flowers:

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