Due to the severity of the Impatiens Downy Mildew in the DC Metropolitan and Greater Baltimore Areas, Walnut Springs Nursery will not, for the foreseeable future – be growing Impatiens. We apologize for any inconvenience this may present.

To prevent any confusion it is important to note that New Guinea Impatiens are NOT susceptible to the disease.


As a replacement for Impatiens we at Walnut Springs recommend the following –

  • Begonias – Big, Dragon Wing, Gryphon, Solenia

  • Coleus – Kong, Wizard, Sun

  • Petunias – Madness, Double Wave, Special, Wave

  • Salvia – Vista, Victoria

  • Vinca – Titan, Mediterranean

  • Alternanthera

  • Caladium

  • Colocasia

  • Fuchsia – Windchimes, Aretesa

  • Dichondra

  • Euphorbia

  • Geraniums – Ivy, Zonal

  • Lobelia

  • Nicotiana

  • New Guinea Impatiens

  • Torenia