Leggy Pansies/Violas. What's a gal to do?

(9 Posts)
mrsmaidamess Mon 01-Jun-09 19:46:03

They are looking a bit long and lanky, but are still flowering.

Can I pinch them right back almost to soil level or would that kill them completely?

TubOfLardWithInferiorRange Tue 02-Jun-09 03:51:41

I assume you shave your legs-pansies like it cool so shear them back! They will love you and bloom all the more for it.

SuperBunny Tue 02-Jun-09 05:02:43

Eat 'em.

DevilsAdvocaat Tue 02-Jun-09 07:21:13

yes cut them back about half way, leave a few flowers if you can.

keep pruning them back every now and again

TubOfLardWithInferiorRange Tue 02-Jun-09 16:37:52

That's right-you can have your pansies and eatthem too!

spikemomma Sat 06-Jun-09 12:18:23

Good thread Mrsmaidamess as my violas have gone leggy too. If i cut back the really leggy violas in the window box in the shade - will they grow back too?

Are violas edible too?!

TubOfLardWithInferiorRange Sun 07-Jun-09 13:49:08

Cutable and edible!

spikemomma Sun 07-Jun-09 17:40:25

thanks tubs

missingtheaction Sun 07-Jun-09 18:42:52

they will be leggy in the shade though

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