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just found a plant I want DESPERATELY!

Looking at a website to identify a plant that has just started to flower,I stumbled on Pansy "coolwave fire".Not only is it stunning to look at,it flowers "at any time of the year"!


  • B3B3 Posts: 26,563
    I must admit, I'm a bit fond of pansies with angry faces. 

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,967
    Many garden centres have masses of very similar-looking pansies - I'm sure you'll find something very similar and maybe the ones you're looking flor!

    I have a few random pansies that pop up here and there and find that if you give them a good trim after flowering almost back to the ground they flower again. Deadheading also prolongs flowering.

    Billericay - Essex

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  • WoodgreenWoodgreen Posts: 1,273
    Ena Sharples for those of us who remember her! 
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,563
    I thought they looked more like lions or bears but I see what you mean
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Oh dear I never thought of them as angry more smiley. When the temperatures warm up in late spring most pansies give up.
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  • B3B3 Posts: 26,563
    And Roy Woods at Christmas.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • to me,they look more like butterflies.The website I found them on has an "email when they're in stock" option-so I'll get a dozen!
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,022
    edited November 2022
    I wouldn't believe any site telling you they flower at any time of the year  ;)

    They just get ravaged by slugs here, so I only see any of them as an annual at best. It's a pity, as they can be very useful little plants. 
    I should add that the native one manages better, generally.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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