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Pansy Plants are trendy for fall planting because they add vibrant color that often lasts through the winter and into the mid to late spring. Pansies bloom best and stay freshest looking if planted in areas protected from the full sun in the spring. Pansies are an oddity in the plant world as they grow best in colder weather. Once the weather warms up in the late spring pansies, start to wither away.
Pansies come in a kaleidoscope of colors that look their best in the fall when the weather is cool. In milder climates, pansies will bloom all winter long and continue blooming in the spring. Pansies grow well in flower beds and borders or tucked into window boxes, hanging baskets, and containers. Pansies can grow to 6 to 9 inches tall and bloom until hot summer weather brings the flower show to a close.
Pansies are considered annual plants. Gardeners can use pansies to add color to an existing flower garden in the fall when other flowers are beginning to fade and head into dormancy. Most gardens start to wind down during the fall, but pansies allow you to bring color back into the garden. Pansies add so much color.
Planting Pansies in the Landscape
Plant pansies in large groups for the most pop. These firecracker plants can bring more color to the garden with less effort than any other plant. For many years, commercial landscapers have been planting pansies in the fall at entrances, office parks, and retail locations, and homeowners can borrow this tactic in their home landscapes. What other plant can you plant that brightens the fall landscape, and then in the spring, you'll be the first house to have flowers, and you didn't need to lift a finger.
Pansies planted in the fall tend to be larger and more robust than those planted in the spring. This is because they have more time to develop a deeper root system while temperatures remain cool.
Using Pansies in Container Gardens
Pansies are the perfect "filler" plant in container gardens. Fillers are the mid-level in a Thriller-Filler-Spiller planting scheme. Pansies combine with other plants without over-powering the other plants. Choose a tall "thriller" plant purple plants such as Redbor Ornamenta Kale for the center of the pot.
Fill the middle ring of the surface with a complementary colored pansy and follow that with a spiller plant. Spiller plants trail over the edge of the pot and hang down, creating a trailing effect.
Any number of varieties of plants can be combined in decorative containers. Just be aware of the sizes of the plants, so they don't overpower one another.
What plants can be combined with Pansies?
There are many different types of cool-season flowering and foliage plants that can be used with pansies. Pansies are shorter growing annuals and blend well with taller plants. Choose taller plants to compliment pansies in container gardens. Ornamental Grasses such as Juncus or Pennisetum work well in containers. Ornamental cabbage or kale, tall snapdragons, or salvias are great annual choices.
Autumn fern, Acorus Ogon, Rosemary Arp, or even evergreens such as Arborvitae or Dwarf Alberta Spruce also work well and become permanent centerpieces in decorative Containers. Evergreens will not need to be changed out when the warm weather comes and will be a permanent part of the scheme. You can also interplant spring-flowering bulbs such as daffodils and tulips in the pot in the fall. These flowers will pop right through the pansies in the spring and add another layer to the pots.
We know you'll begin to love these under-used plants and begin to admire their work ethic in the landscape.