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Old 03-22-2015, 06:25 PM
 
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Hello,
I understand we have not been able to plant inpatient flowers the past three years due to Downy Mildew disease but how about this spring and summer of 2015? Has anyone heard of the issue still making it difficult to plant the flowers? Please let me know. I am starting to put together a landscape plan. Appreciate all of your help! Murph
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:06 AM
 
Location: The Wild Wild West
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You have to be patient to plant impatients plants but if you're looking to plant some impatiens this year here is an interesting and positive article that may answer your questions: A mildew-resistant impatiens and other All-America Selections - Newsday
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:32 AM
 
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I've planted impatiens every year for 25 years...never had a problem getting them or losing any to disease.
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I've planted impatiens every year for 25 years...never had a problem getting them or losing any to disease.
Same here, but it may have something to do with the climate where you live. A moist, rainy growing season could lead to downy mold....definitely not the case here in TX.
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:31 AM
 
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There was a big problem with impatiens in 2012 and 2013. They were highly susceptible to downy mildew and a number of nurseries had no good plants to sell and recommended not planting them. That appeared to be over last year (2014). Either more resistent lines are being used or something.
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:08 PM
 
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Have you considered sunpatiens?
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Old 03-23-2015, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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There was a big problem with impatiens in 2012 and 2013. They were highly susceptible to downy mildew and a number of nurseries had no good plants to sell and recommended not planting them. That appeared to be over last year (2014). Either more resistent lines are being used or something.
I think this must be the case, luv4horses. I have a big shade garden, but haven't planted them for two years in Atlanta. The big box stores still sold them, but the local nurseries didn't and urged people not to plant them.

I was just in Orlando 3 weekends ago, and they were everywhere! They looked fantastic, and since Florida was where a lot of this started hopefully we are in the clear. Most annuals aren't out for sale here yet (April 15 is our magic planting date).
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Delaware Native
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I've planted impatiens every year for 25 years...never had a problem getting them or losing any to disease.
Me either! ??????
That is new to me. Mine are just beautiful every year. I either by them at WalMart, Lowes, or my favorite garden center.
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:48 PM
 
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Thank you everyone for all of your answers and comments. I am looking forward to planting the inpatients in May !
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