Pansies are flowers that can withstand cold temperatures. They are not as hardy as many other flowers, and if they do not get enough water they will wilt and die. This post describes how to grow pansies from seed in the spring, and then transplant them into a sunny spot in the garden in the fall.
How cold can pansies tolerate?
I planted pansies this spring and they are now about 6″ tall. They are starting to flower. I am not sure how cold they can withstand in my area. The ones I have are from the local garden store. Any help would be appreciated. I live in a suburb of Toronto, Ontario. I have had pansies for many years, and I always leave them outside until they have been killed off by the frost. It takes about three weeks.
How to protect pansies from frost?
Step 1: Start early: Pansies like to be planted in the fall, so if you want them to be ready for spring, plant them in late September or October.
Step 2: Water well: Water pansies often, especially when they first come up, and keep the soil moist.
Step 3: Protect from frost: Cover pansies with a plastic bag or cover them with a clear plastic bag and then wrap the entire container with a plastic bag.
Tips to care for pansies
1. Pansies are very easy to grow and require little maintenance. You’ll need to feed them once a week with a mixture of water and compost.
2. Pansies need a bright but not direct sunlight, and are best in a shady spot.
3. Pansies don’t like to be wet, so they need to be watered only when necessary.
4. Pansies need a well-drained soil, and should be kept in pots or in the ground.
5. Pansies can be fed by soaking their roots in water every two weeks.
6. Pansies should be deadheaded regularly to encourage new growth.
7. Pansies can be divided into groups, and can be grown in containers or the ground.
8. Pansies can be planted in the spring, summer, autumn, or winter.
9. Pansies can be left outside during the winter, but should be brought inside in the colder months.
10. Pansies are easily propagated from cuttings, seeds, or division.
In conclusion, pansies are a great way to brighten up a garden or flowerbed. They’re also a great choice for containers. And they can even be used indoors. In fact, pansies can even be grown in a pot.