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I noticed that my grocery store has pansy starters on sale for a dollar each and I have never grown them before. They are a pretty common flower to grow up here where I live, but are they hard to take care of? They are a cheap investment, but I do not want them to die after I plant them. What is your experience with growing these flowers?
 
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I hate to say this, but I've always had problems with pansies, I don't know why, because nobody else seems to struggle with them. But for me, they just get leggy instead of staying bushy.

Except for Johnny Jump-ups. I've had good luck with them, maybe because nature takes care of them, all the ones I have are volunteers that keep coming back every year. If you've never seen them, they're real tiny, maybe 1" across or less.

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Nice pictures, these look exactly like the ones that I saw at the store, except there were more colors to choose from. They seem to be kind of like the junk flower in that so many people have them in their yards. I was just wondering if they were easy to take care of because they are so inexpensive to buy. I really hate having the same flower as everyone else though.
 

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I have never grown pansies. I like the colors, I do see them all over my area. Good luck. Take pictures and share if you do decide to plant them.
 
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I grew them in a container last year, and they sat in the sun for a good 5-6 hours. I don't have any problem with them and I even forgot to water them some time, but after they got a drink; they perked right back up! I love their constant flowering, but can't tolerate the smell.
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I really did not know that pansies had a smell, never noticed it before. Seems like they are a hearty plant if they can wilt and almost be dead and then spring back to life when you water them. That is my kind of plant! I am not always the best at remembering to water my plants.
 
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