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.
- 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.
- Plant pansies at the right time
Plant winter pansies when the soil reaches a temperature between 45 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
- 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.
- Mulch the plants
Lay a thick layer of mulch around the base of the plants. This helps to protect the roots from colder temperatures.
- 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.
- Deadhead the flowers
Snip away any flowers as soon as they fade. This helps to keep the plant safe from frost damage.