The best color combination for fall and early spring.
Outstanding mix to use for fall color in the garden. Pansies are excellent ground cover, and are ideal for using in garden beds. They look great planted with Dianthus and dwarf snap-dragons, blooming way past the first frost. In the spring they recover easy and add texture to the garden. Plant then in you spring perennial bed with Hyacinths and Anemone.
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.