Friday, May 18, 2012

Pansies

Pansies, in the family of Viola or Violaceae, are hardy bedding biennial plants. Growing to an average of six to nine inches tall, the flowers are easily recognizable even if you don’t know their name.


The hardy pansy grows around the globe with the growing season determined by the variation in daily temperature. Pansies are the most beautiful when daily temperatures range is between 60s (highs) and 40s (overnight lows).


Pansies grow quickly from seed and fill in areas within a month or two. When transplanting the bedding plants there will be a shock period of approximately one week. After which the plants will spread to their full width in three to four weeks. Water pansies weekly and plan for regular pinching/pruning of the spent flowers to continue the bloom throughout the season.

2 comments:

Spidophile said...

I've always thought that pansies look like they have faces and they are grinning at you from the flower bed.

Kate O'Mara said...

Thanks Spidophile :) Your drawings are lovely.