The Atlas series was the most winter hardy and early large pansy in our trials. This mix contains a full range of colors—pure primary tones, pastels and bicolored faces. Flowers are 2" across on 6" tall plants.
Start indoors about 12 weeks before transplanting. Sow seeds thinly and evenly in seed Starting formula. Cover completely; firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
How to Grow
Transplant the hardened-off seedlings to the garden after the last heavy frost to an area in full sun with rich, moist, well-drained soil. (If seedlings are hardened off, they will tolerate light frost.) In areas with hot summers, you may plant pansies in partial shade. Set plants at least 6" apart. Deadhead pansies--or pick the flowers frequently--to keep them blooming. Blooms in spring, summer.
Pansies are perfect for the front of beds, borders, rock gardens, and edgings. They also look beautiful in small bouquets as well as patio containers and window boxes.