Looking for a seasonal bloom that's easy to grow and flowers in both fall and spring? Learn how to plant pansies flowers with these simple tips.
About PansiesPansy flowers, also knows as Viola x wittrockiana, have a USDA hardiness zone of 7-11 but perform best during the cool days of spring and fall when the temperature is about 40° F at night to 60° F during the day.
Thus, pansies are grown as a cool season annual. When planted in spring, they will not survive the summer. However, when planted in fall, they can bounce back after winter in some hardiness zones.
LocationChoose a spot that receives partial to full sun. Pansies love the sun but can tolerate a bit of shade.
Soil Preparation Ensure that you are planting in well-draining soil rich in organic matter. Pansies prefer slightly acidic to neutral soil.
SpacingPlant your pansies about 6 inches apart to give them room to grow and spread.
WateringKeep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water at the base of the plant to prevent pest and disease problems.
Fertilizing Feed pansies with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer at planting to promote healthy growth.
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