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Impatiens > Flowers > Flowers with blotches, spots or discoloration

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  • Gray mold 1
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  • Gray mold 3

Gray Mold
Botrytis cinerea

  • Brown spots on leaves with concentric brown rings like a bull’s eye
  • Brown blossoms or petals; flowers drop off prematurely
  • Gray fuzzy mold develops on rotted tissue under humid conditions
  • Disease develops during  cool, wet weather
  • More information on Gray Mold
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  • Flower thrip damage 1
  • Flower thrips 2
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Flower Thrips
Frankinella spp.

  • Active from June through September
  • Feeding damage causes petals and leaves to have a stippled or silvery appearance
  • Flowers turn black and prematurely fall off
  • Tiny, black excrement can be seen inside damaged flower buds or on the underside of leaves
  • Adults are 1/16 inch long, elongate, and range from yellow to brown. Nymphs are yellow
  • More information on Flower Thrips

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