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Pansies in pots

Postby Surly » Jun 01, 2008 11:56 am

Hi there

I think there was a posting about pansies somewhere but I can't find it now so I'll start a new one. I have a big pot on my front porch with mostly pansies in it. I keep it watered and it was doing really great till just recently. It doesn't get a huge amount of direct light and altho the pansies are still blooming they're getting really long (is it called 'leggy'?) and I was wondering if I need to cut them back and let them grow again. I hate to cute off all the flowers but I don't know any other way to stop this crazy growth spurt. They're getting so long that they're flopping over.

Once I'm dressed (lazy start to my day :wink: ) I'll take a pic and post it so you can see what I mean.
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Postby Eeyore » Jun 01, 2008 11:27 pm

Pansies are a cool weather plant and will get leggy and stop blooming if it gets too warm. cutting them back will encourage them to bush out and they should resume blooming.
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