Planting Pansies


Pansies are one of the most popular flowers in the United States, with several varities, colors and sizes giving homeowners several options. The best tetmperatures for growing pansies is from 40 degrees to 60 degrees, and thrive better in mild weather. Pansies will have their prettiest flowers during the spring months, but the flower will fade as the temperatures increase. Some of the stronger plants will bloom in the fall, and occasionally in the winter. Pansies grow best in full sun or partial shade. If the plant is in the shade for most of the time, the number of flowers is decreased. It is best to plant pansies about 7 to 12 inches apart, but should not be planted in the same location for more than 3 years in a row.

Planting pansies as a seed should be done as early as July or August. It typically takes about 6 weeks for seeds to become seedlings. If starting from seedlings, plant in September to get a good jump on spring. Once the seedling has been placed in its permanent site, it will take another 6 weeks for it to become established. Pansies require rich, well-drained soil.

Pansies are beautiful flowers and can brighten up any landscape.





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