Click here to see Heidi’s recommendations for easy shade-loving annuals! These are some great replacements for Impatiens walleriana, since downy mildew has changed Impatiens from the “go to shade annual” to “can’t find them anywhere” plant.
Growers are no longer investing in this annual because this emerging disease problem has resulted in severe defoliation and flower drop. Impatiens downy mildew was first observed in Minnesota in 2011, and it over-winters in the soil.
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