Colors Of The Season
Cool Wave Pansies are available in many rich colors that compliment the bold hues of changing autumn leaves. This makes them a garden designer’s dream! Plant them in hollowed out pumpkins or accent them with straw bales for autumn decoration. Or, select greenery and black and purple accents for a spooky holiday garden delight.
Plant Cool Wave Pansies along with bulbs in the fall in an area that receives at least a half-day of full sun. Cultivate the soil and plant daffodils, crocus, tulips, hyacinths, etc., in your garden at the depth recommended on the bulbs’ packaging. You can then plant Cool Wave Pansies in front or amongst where the bulbs were planted. The pansies will provide color this fall, and then both the pansies and the spring bulbs will burst into bloom together once spring has arrived.
Mix It Up
Fall pansies can also be used to decorate planters, patio containers and window boxes. They will continue to bloom for many weeks until a hard freeze. Remember to keep a few pots close to the house to enjoy their sweet fragrance on a crisp, sunny autumn day. In the fall, Cool Wave Pansies pair well with Mums, Ornamental Pepper, Celosia, Dianthus, Coreopsis, Lavender and Gaillardia.
Over Winter Success
Planted in your garden, not only will you enjoy your cheery Cool Wave Pansies through the first snowfall, but they will also rebloom in the spring and into early summer. At the end of a rough winter, the foliage and stems may look a little brown and tattered, but fear not, they will produce fresh green growth once the weather warms in the spring.
Whether planted in the ground or in containers, remember to keep the plants well watered during sunny, dry weather. For continuous spreading color, use liquid fertilizer at the time of planting and every two weeks before hard frost.