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Date Photo Taken: July 31, 2010
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Posted By: Julie


This is the base of an impatiens plant (photo 1). They’re breaking off at the base and falling over. It’s spreading through the whole bed (photo 2). Can anyone help with a cause and cure?


  1. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    looks like Southern blight to me
    cut back on watering


    July 31st, 2010 at 3:04 pm
  2. Suzann Knap Unregistered says:

    I have the same problem – Summer 2011. I just can’t believe it’s over watering. I went away for a couple of hot days and the beds weren’t watered. It had started in one spot when I returned home and then spread throughout the bed. I’ve replanted and it’s starting again. Any thoughts anyone??? Thanks….I love my impatiens and this is so disappointing!

    August 5th, 2011 at 10:30 am
  3. Linda Croker Unregistered says:

    I have the same problem and I also was told possible over watering and planting too close together. This year I planted further apart and made sure to only water when needed. I have these plants in window boxes and only one so far has this problem. The window box is in the sun and the others are in part shade. Does anyone know what this is and how to prevent it?

    August 25th, 2011 at 7:22 am
  4. rbw62 Registered says:


    June 16th, 2012 at 11:00 am

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