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Busy Lizzies

I have just bought some Busy Lizzie seeds with the hope that they may be free of the disease that has played havoc with them this past few years. Does anyone know about this years busy seeds?


  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    To get seeds the plants must have reached the seed setting stage and they should come from disease free stock

    This is no guarantee that the dreaded downy mildew will not infect them during the growing season

    I notice that all the big growers-like Jersey Plants- were selling plants last year and are again this year

    So it is just a case of you taking a chance-unless they say on the packet "downy mildew resistant"image

  • Will give it a bash. Watch this space!!!
  • What about sunpatiens? Are they resistant to downy mildew?

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    New guinea are.

  • Good video on you tube about Downey mildew, very interesting.
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