Seasonality: Strong through winter into spring, may survive the year.
- Can survive cold and frost - very resilient!
- Remember to water pansies regularly. One of the most common reasons pansies fail is because they are not watered enough, so if your pansies are not doing well, try watering them more.
- You can use a general, all-purpose fertilizer around your pansies to help them grow. Be wary of using a nitrogen-heavy fertilizer, though, as this can result in more foliage instead of flowers.
- Remove faded/dead flowers to encourage the plants to produce more blooms and to prolong the blooming season.
- Don't look to replant in ground until Spring
- Plant in moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil.
- Pansies like full or partial sun, but need cooler temperatures to thrive. The ideal planting site will get morning sun but avoid the heat of the late afternoon.
- Space the plants about 7 to 12 inches apart. They will spread about 9 to 12 inches and grow to be about 6 to 9 inches tall.
Pansies in Pots
- Pansies are great for containers.
- Plant in portable containers (12 inches or less in diameter) so the plants can be moved to a cooler area when the sun starts to get stronger. Early in the spring season or in the autumn, a south-facing patio might be the perfect spot. During the summer, move pansies to the east side of your home for morning sun and afternoon shade.
- Hardy perennial usually grown as a hardy annual or hardy biennial by gardeners.
- Don't plant in the ground until spring
- Full sunlight or partial shade. Moist soil. Rich soil. Regular watering. Requires a feed early in the growing season. Supply mulch in cooler areas to help over-wintering seedlings. Can be divided once flowering has finished.
Primrose are hardy perennials .
- They should be planted in lightly shaded areas with well-drained soil, preferably amended with organic matter.
- Set primrose plants about 6 to 12 inches (15-30 cm.) apart and 4 to 6 inches (10-15 cm.) deep.
- Keep primrose plants looking their best with regular pruning of dead leaves and spent blooms. If you want to collect the seeds of your primroses, wait until late summer or early autumn before taking them. Store them in a cool, dry place until the following planting season or sow them in a cold frame.