Impatiens Plants


Dorethea added on January 9, 2013 | Answered

My impatiens suddenly wither within 3 days. I think something is eating them, but I have not actually had a chance to scratch around and see. If snails as I suspect, what can I do about it? Or if it's something else, is there a general way that would help?



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Answered on January 9, 2013
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Answered on January 9, 2013

Impatiens walleriana are being plagued by a 'new' disease called "impatiens downy mildew". The following article should be helpful:
This article is a pdf from an industry giant in the horticultural industry:

Reputable growers should be suggesting that consumers substitute begonias, New Guinea Impatiens or petunias for impatiens walleriana.

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