Adios Pansies

wac2wavMay 22, 2013

I planted hundreds of pansies last fall. They are now succumbing to the heat/humidity. If I clip them level with the ground will the root ball die out or do I have to pull up the whole plant?? Thanks!!!

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Not sure I understand your goal? Are you trying to make sure they are killed sooner?

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 11:50AM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

You didn't post your location or zone but yes, pansies will die out this time year anywhere it is getting very hot and humid. The entire plant, including the roots, will die. You don't need to do any clipping at all. They will die on their own.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 11:05PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Afraid that you need to yank all of those pansies if you live in a warmer climate. In the south, you need to plan early to replace the pansies before you really want to, or the supplies of nice summer annuals will be gone.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2013 at 10:54PM
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Hi everyone, are there any varieties of pansies that tolerate heat and tropical conditions ?

    Bookmark   July 7, 2013 at 4:03AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

No. There are some that are slightly more heat tolerant than others, but they all have serious problems with heat. In warm climates, they can be grown in the winter time, as long as there is a winter.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 1:48PM
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