Home & Garden Gardening

Garden Tips on Pansies

    Light & Temperature

    • Pansies thrive in partial shade as well as a garden area that receives full sun for most of the day. In warmer climates, they can be planted two or three times a year to provide year-round blooms. Only extreme heat waves can hinder a pansy's health and cause it to wilt. Cutting pansies back during a heat wave and applying mulch to the bed help them retain extra moisture for survival.

    Water

    • The garden soil should be kept moist but not soggy. Daily watering may be necessary during the hottest months.

    Potential Pests

    • Pansies generally resist disease if fertilized every two weeks. If aphids, slugs or snails invade the flowerbed, traditional pest deterrents are recommended.

    Increased Flowering

    • To encourage more abundant and longer flowering, promptly remove dead flower heads from pansies.

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