Top 5 Questions People Ask About Impatiens – with Answers!
Here are the Top 5 Questions we’ve received here at Beacon Impatiens. Don’t see an answer you’re looking for? Just let us know in the Comments section below and we’ll get back to you soon!
Q: Why did my impatiens die?
A: Most likely Impatiens downy mildew (IDM) was the culprit. IDM is a serious disease in the United States and has limited the use of impatiens in gardens and containers in recent years. The most distinctive characteristic is a fuzzy white material that develops on stems, buds and the undersides of leaves. IDM is caused by a fungus-like water mold called Plasmopara obducens.
However, there is good news! Beacon Impatiens offer high resistance to Plasmopara obducens. Available in a wide range of colors and mixes, Beacon Impatiens bring long-lasting color to your shaded gardens and containers without the risk of disease.
Q: Should I plant impatiens in the sun or the shade?
A: Beacon Impatiens will flourish in full shade. You can plant them in partial shade as well. A location that receives several hours of bright morning sun and then shade for the rest of the day is ideal.
Q: Are impatiens easy to grow?
A: Yes, with Beacon Impatiens, it’s easy to fill your shade garden with vibrant color!
Q: Can you use them in mixed combos?
A: Beacon Impatiens come in an amazing assortment of bright blooms (Bright Red, Coral, Orange, Rose, Salmon, White, Violet Shades, and a couple of mixes) to complement and enhance your mixed combos and containers.
Q: Will my impatiens last all Summer?
A: Impatiens are self-cleaning and will continue to bloom profusely all season long until frost. Beacon Impatiens do best if fertilized regularly every two weeks through Spring and Summer.