Pansies are a biennial and when planted in the fall will often bloom again early the next spring. They can also be grown as an annual. Pansies perform best during the cool days of spring and fall.
The plants need some shade and lots of moisture during hot weather. A rich soil and ample moisture are needed for the production of large flowers. Keep plants in bloom by removing old flowers before seeds are formed. Fertilize during the growing season. Young plants, overwintered outside, need protection.
• Choose an area with sun to partial shade • Plant in moist soil, enriched with organic matter • Ensure area has good drainage by mounding up raised beds • Insulate roots by adding mulch around base of plants • Select pansy varieties with medium size blooms