How do you grow winter pansies?


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Grow winter pansies by purchasing pansies with established roots, planting them at the right time, planting them in a good location, mulching the flowers, fertilizing the flowers, and deadheading the plants. You need winter pansy plants, a trowel, well-drained soil, fertilizer, mulch and pruning scissors.

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How do you grow winter pansies?
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  1. Purchase pansies with established roots

    Purchase winter pansies with established roots systems. This enables the pansies a better chance at surviving transplantation and cold weather.

  2. Plant pansies at the right time

    Plant winter pansies when the soil reaches a temperature between 45 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

  3. Plant the flowers in a good location

    Plant the flowers in a location that has well-drained soil. Roots can rot in damp, heavy soils. Planting the pansies in a raised bed helps to keep water from collecting around the roots.

  4. Mulch the plants

    Lay a thick layer of mulch around the base of the plants. This helps to protect the roots from colder temperatures.

  5. Fertilize the plants

    Feed the plants with a liquid fertilizer. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the label of the fertilizer container. Avoid slow-release or ammonia fertilizers.

  6. Deadhead the flowers

    Snip away any flowers as soon as they fade. This helps to keep the plant safe from frost damage.

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