It is time for Pansies!!!! If planted in fall, they can last up to eight months, from September to April or May, providing fall and spring color. That’s a pretty good deal.
Make Sure Pansies Get Good Treatment
- Choose hardy varieties. Generally, varieties with medium-size flowers overwinter better than large-flowered types, but there are several exceptions. In any case, obtaining the very hardiest cultivars is only a concern in northern areas.
- Ensure good drainage. Pansies are susceptible to saturated soil. They have been known to overwinter successfully, only to succumb to excessive moisture as the winter’s snow and ice begin to melt. Be sure they’re growing in a well-drained location.