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My winter flowering pansies have literally been dying overnight. They seem to be covered in aphids and little white specks. Help!
I grew pansies few years back as groups. Suddenly they deteriorated and died. It was pansy sickness. You,may have this too. The aphids may sImply attracted to the soft dying foliage.
You could treat the symptoms....viz., the aphids and leaf,issues....but I would plant something else whilst there is still time for them to grow and create a show for the summer
Thanks, never heard of Pansy sickness, is it in the plants when you buy them?
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.
Hiya kath, I think they probably just succombe to the disease for some unknown reason.
Treat yourself to some new bedding plants....not pansies or violas. Dont plant these again in that bed for couple of years or more.