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Impatiens to be scarce this summer because of fungus

Dehn's Flowers and Greenhouses in Saratoga will not be growing Wallerina impatiens due to a downy mildew problem.
Dehn's Flowers and Greenhouses in Saratoga will not be growing Wallerina impatiens due to a downy mildew problem.
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Shade-brightening beds of colorful impatiens will be few and far between in the Capital Region this summer. Downy mildew, a disease that attacks the most common variety of the popular annual, has established such a strong foothold in the region that greenhouses and garden centers are drastically reducing their stock or eliminating impatiens altogether. For the first time, common impatiens — technically known as Impatiens walleriana — will not be available at Dehn’s Flowers and ...


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