“Deer, chipmunks and plagues of locusts have been blamed for the sudden loss of leaves on impatiens — many gardeners who have seen the problem have not yet figured out that it was a plant disease that destroyed their plants,” she told the Chicago Tribune.
In the last week Daugherty was cited in articles of three of the leading papers in the country:
- Impatiens disease changing American gardens [Chicago Tribune 2013-04-22]
- Impatiens, a shade garden workhorse, goes lame [Washington Post 2013-04-17]
- A Pox on Your Flowers [New York Times 2013-04-17]
Fortunately, impatiens aren’t your only flower option for shady sites. For alternatives, see this factsheet from Nora Catlin, CCE Suffolk County.