Answer: You can pinch back the growing tips of your pansy plants to keep them compact (or to force them to become compact). Warm weather, or insufficient light, will encourage leggy growth. Keep them pinched back to encourage new leaf growth at the base of the plants. Stop pinching when the weather cools so they can develop flower buds. When flowers are spent, pinch back the flower and part of the stem to keep the plants compact, and to encourage additional blooms.
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