West 104th Street Garden

May 23, 2013

Impatiens Downy Mildew: Please don’t plant!

Filed under: News — by west104garden @ 11:07 am
Hi all,
The information below is important to all of us, specially because impatiens are one of the most popular annuals that are planted this time of year. Please take 5 minutes to read it. Thanks Robing for sharing this with us. Greatly appreciated!
Dinorah
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Email from Robin…
 
I’ve been hearing about this new blight that’s infecting impatiens. It’s called Impatiens Downey Mildew (IDM) , which sounds suspiciously like the powdery mildew we already struggle with. Attached is the text from an article from Mass Hort society. Also a link to their page.
It seems important – they’re recommending that gardeners not plant impatiens this year.
Can someone please make sure this information gets out to the garden members 

http://www.masshort.org/Features/What-You-Need-to-Know-About-Impatiens-Blight

 

Robin
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