black spot on pansies

Pauline Bell asked 11 years ago

I have some pansies in a tub but they have a something like black spot on them. I was told “Get rid of them, dump them”.I only moved the tub to an empty corner because the plants looked ok (except for the spots) and they were flowering really well. Should I dump the tub, do you think? Or will the plants recover if I spray them? But with what?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Pansies are prey to a range of leaf spot dieases, more in winter than summer. These can cause the folaige to rot and the plants to fail.

Place the tub in a sunny spot with good air movement, go easy on watering and see if they pick up.

If they don’t, then dump them, as spraying is not a runner.