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Light: Pansies grow best in a place with at least 6 hours of sun. Some afternoon shade is beneficial in spring.
Soil: Pansies grow best in rich, moist, well-drained soil high in organic matter. Add peat or composted manure to enrich your soil.
Temperature: Pansies will develop best when night temperatures are in the 40’s and day temperatures are in the 60 degree range. They are extremely cold hardy and will bloom any time that the temperature is above freezing.
Fertilizer: When planting, water in with root stimulator fertilizer. We suggest using an organic fertilizer such as Espoma’s Flower-tone to continuously release fertilizer to your flowers.
Bloom: Keep old flowers pinched off to force more blossoms. Pansies will slow down in hot late spring temperatures. Pinch back, keep well-watered and mulch to keep roots cool. Replace with annuals in early summer.
Sub-Zero Pansies are designed by the grower to bloom in fall and again in spring when planted in late summer or early autumn. Avoid wind-swept/exposed locations. Do not place where plants are exposed to road salt or standing water. Not recommended for container gardening.
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Spring: Combine pansies with primroses, late blooming bulbs and early vegetables such as frilly red lettuce and cabbage.
Fall: Combine pansies with ornamental cabbage, kale, mums, and ornamental grasses.