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Downy mildew on impatiens makes headlines

Pest and disease

The disease is causing big problems for this landscaping staple

| February 20, 2012

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Starting in late October each year, Palm Beach County enters a colorful phase as millions of impatiens are planted to jazz up the entrances of gated communities and add punch at shopping centers, banks and resorts.

But this year there's trouble with the flowers known for their hues of coral, orange, pink, red, lavender, purple and white. After early January's damp cold snap, landscapers and their clients began noticing that the impatiens were dying. Now countless plants have been ripped out, costing homeowners associations extra thousands and even bigger money for a multimillion-dollar flower business that blooms when snowbirds visit.

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