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Has any one heard if the Impatiens are diseased this year like they were last year? I want to plant some in my shaded pots. Thanks for a reply.
Pattyo
 
Posts: 1402 | Location: Dobson, North Carolina | Registered: Oct 06, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yes, I heard the same thing. Don't buy regular impatiens. Buy the New Guinea ones instead.
 
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Until I read what Karen said I was unaware of a disease affecting impatiens...mostly I guess, because I don't plant them anymore since I discovered annual begonia. I suggest you try them instead---I think they have it all over impatiens anyway.
Nsturtiums is another annual you might try....and nasties have a thing about them if you plant them in a vegetable garden--they ward off bugs that attack some veggies.
 
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I understand you can eat the nasturtans blooms in salads also. That could be plus. I have taken a liking to the ANgelwing begonias, I think that is what they are called. I had one last year and it was gorgeous.
 
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Thanks ladies for the info. Karen, I might try the New Guinea Impatiens. And Loonie, I love Nasturtiums, but will they do well in the shade? I might try the begonias too. And owie, I have also heard you can eat the nasturtiums.

Pattyo

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