Dying Pansies

My winter flowering pansies have literally been dying overnight. They seem to be covered in aphids and little white specks. Help!


  • Kath 3Kath 3 Posts: 2

    Thanks, never heard of Pansy sickness, is it in the plants when you buy them?

  • LynLyn Posts: 8,396

    the aphids will have sucked the life out of them, either spray or bin. Pansys do get a type if rust on them, spotty leaves is a sign. But your problem is probably with the aphids and white fly.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • Rose27Rose27 Posts: 4

    Think I may have same problem. Pansies were looking very sickly and soil around them appears to be covered in what looks like sawdust. Have binned pansies, tulips are now coming up in same pot so not sure whether they will survive. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,690

    I find that pansies and violas have really not enjoyed the mild wet weather we've had this winter. 

    Lift your pots off the ground so that they drain well - the tulips won't like to be too soggy - but hopefully they should be fine when spring arrives. 

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
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