What Is Outlook For Impatiens In 2018

Question From: G. Clark - Livonia, Michigan, United States
Q: Dear Nancy, What is the outlook for planting Impatiens this year? Haven't planted them in several years.

A: It's a crap shoot. Some folks have planted them and no problems with disease, while others have lost them to downy milldew. Breeders are working on developing plants that are resistant to this disease, but there are not there yet. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy