Asked by: Deanne Mulethome and garden landscaping
Does pansies grow in winter?
Last Updated: 8th February, 2020
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Hereof, how do you keep pansies alive in the winter?
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- Give them a minimum of four hours of direct sunlight.
- Feed them with a water-soluble, liquid fertilizer every two to three weeks.
- Remove old flowers.
- Water plants prior to a hard freeze. This is especially true for pansies in pots.
- Provide a light pine straw cover to reduce damage during a hard freeze.
Similarly, do pansies live all winter? Pansies (Viola x wittrockiana) come in a range of colors to brighten the winter garden. Although pansies are perennials, they are planted as hardy winter annuals in many areas, including those in Mediterranean climates. Pansies grow in winter in warm climates, and survive temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Also, what is the best time to plant winter pansies?
Ideally, plant your pansy seeds in borders or pots during September and early October – this will give them a better chance to grow sturdy roots and flowers.
How cold can pansies tolerate?
Perennials can grow as hardy biennials or annuals, depending on their location, according to Utah State University Extension. Pansies prefer temperatures during the night just a bit above freezing with 40 degrees considered ideal. During the day, pansies thrive in temperatures in the high 50s and low 60s.