Is it true that violas and pansies are perennials, and ...
... is it true that when they are looking spent they can be pinched off to close to an inch or two from the ground, and that they will then regrow from there, thus rejuvenating the plant? I am also wondering what people can tell me about spraying violas and pansies with fungicide (like Myclobutanil/Systhane), as they can get a little bit mouldy sometimes, like these in the pic in which the mould
is just starting. Could the fungicide prove at all toxifying to the plant and harm it in any way? If a plant becomes badly infected, then I am wondering whether pinching the plant off, cutting it down to maybe a couple of inches might also act as a good way of removing the infection. I'd be much grateful for advice. Best wishes to you all.
- 29 Sep, 2009