The Pansy is a typical winter season plant, although it does not grow as big as the petunia and therefore should be planted more closely spaced. Their bright colours and different combinations give us joy to our flower beds.
Pansies are perennial, but normally grown as biennials or annuals because of their leggy growth. The Pansy flower is two to three inches in diameter and has two slightly overlapping upper petals, two side petals and a single bottom petal with a slight beard emanating from the flower’s centre. These petals are usually white or yellow, purplish, or blue. The plant may grow to nine inches in height
The Pansy will flower from October to May, although they suffer if it is extremely hot. They need good irrigation; moist but not waterlogged and they will benefit from plant food every other week as the plant begins its development. If you have time, cut the flowers when they become dry to avoid seed formation, promoting more abundant flowering.
Although the Pansy can sometimes be attacked by snails and slugs, it generally suffers from few diseases.
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