Impatiens flowers have white spots

White spots on Impatiens' leaf tops

July 31, 2014 – 10:24 pm

Impatiens early signs downy

I have been experiencing small individual white spots on the leaf tops of my impatiens. All impatiens, whether in individual pots or separate planting beds, front or back yard. Foliage was looking good but flowers were sparse. I had been using Miracle Grow but then used a small amount of "color star" fertilizer.

In about a week, flowers starting producing but soon after (about another week) most flowers dropped and the white spots appeared. The spots seem to be only on the top of the leaf. Some plants are getting "leggy" now. Some are still holding onto their leaves and flowers. I have sprayed with systemic spray thinking in might be scale or other insects. No change. I am attaching photos as well. One other note, I experienced this same issue last year.

Source: ask.extension.org


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If you can buy/make a planter that

holds more soil. Also make sure it is more soil/dirt and potters soil (it will hold moisture better).
Use fertilizer as directed.
Plant flowers according to how direct the sunlight hits the planter.
New Guinea Impatiens take the sun/heat better.
Wax Begonias are great for heat.
Lobelia is a great fringe flower.
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