Silver Strand Landscaping News: Blight hits Impatiens Walleriana planted in the Malls

      A fungus has attacked the annual, Impatiens Walleriana, planted in the Silver Strand Malls in the Spring of 2013. The disease started in Europe and spread west to California in 2012 causing a die off of the plant. The Landscape Committee has instructed RG Design to pull the plants, bag them and dispose of the diseased plants in a landfill dump. RG Design will replace the Impatiens with another annual which will last until the next planting in November. For those of you who may have planted this species in your garden, you should know that the fungus is host specific and will not affect anything else in your garden. However, the spores of this disease overwinter so you should not try to plant this variety of Impatiens next year and rather than composting, you should take them to a landfill dump or put in your trash can rather than the green recyle bin.

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