Pansy

  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Sun: Part Shade
  • Plant Size: 8 inches tall

The “faces” of pansies add a pretty and delicate touch to cold-weather landscapes. Prized for the nearly infinite colors, sizes and combinations, pansies are a must for any fall or early spring garden.

Plant Spacing: 6-8 inches.

Secrets to Success »

Plant in moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Although pansies like cooler temperatures, many varieties are heat tolerant and last into the summer season. Plants are frost tolerant, too.

Use »

Neat mounds or rows of pansies are perfect for containers, patio pots, or landscape beds. Cut flowers to enjoy the blossoms indoors in tiny vases, or add to cakes, platters, and salads as an edible garnish. For the adventurous chef, sugar the flower petals for an exquisite cake decoration.

Try These Garden Companions »

  • Plant alone, in a mass, for impact.
  • Lettuces, cabbage, broccoli, peas, or Brussels sprouts in the vegetable garden.
  • Mix in beds or containers with ornamental cabbages and kale.

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