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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 25, 2011

Q. Pansy Watering

How much water does a pansy need every day?

Answered by
Nikki on
February 27, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

That really depends on how and where they are planted. If in the ground, 2" of water a week. If in a container, they will need to be watered once a day normally and twice a day when the temps go above 80F.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 29, 2011

Q. Pansy Smells

Can pansies smell like cucumbers?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 8, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

I am not sure...I think this is more a matter of individual perception. What one person smells will be different than what someone else smells. I do know that borage plants are said to both taste and smell like cucumbers.

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Asked by
bernie on
June 6, 2011

Q. Do Pansy and Viola Grow a Second Year

I’m in northern Ireland and my pansies and violas are still in bloom. Will they grow again next year or will I just throw them out? I have all my summer bedding ready to plant.

Answered by
Heather on
June 9, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

They technically can in milder climates but do not often come back a second year. In moderate climates, they sometimes will reseed themselves. It is best to plan on them only living the one season.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 27, 2011

Q. Root Eating Bugs Annual Flowers

Every year I plant my annual Pansies and the like. As time goes by, their roots end up being eaten. We have dug up old soil and put down new fresh soil, yet, something is still eating the roots of the flowers.

Answered by
Becca062 on
July 29, 2011
A.

As you didn't mention what the root eaters look like, this is some general information:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/root-eating-insects-identifying-vegetable-root-maggots-and-root-maggot-control.htm

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Asked by
Mrs. Lu on
November 13, 2011

Q. How Do You Care for Pansies in Cold Temperatures?

How do you care for pansies in cold temperatures?

Answered by
Heather on
November 14, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Pansies can pretty much take care of themselves in the cold. watering the ground before a particularly cold snap can help prolong them a bit when the really cold weather sets in, but other than that they really need no special care.

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Asked by
juscos on
June 7, 2012

Q. Pansy as Repellent

I have been told that pansies will repel raccoons, opossums, etc. Can you tell?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 8, 2012
Certified Expert
A.

While I personally have not heard of this, one never knows so it doesn't hurt to try. As for issues with raccoons or opossums, these articles may also help with suggestions: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/getting-rid-raccoons.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/possum-control.htm

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