Pansies are the well-known hybrid of the viola flower. These hardy annuals come in a variety of colors and can be grown all around the U.S. Their floral display is best in the spring and fall as they prefer cooler temperatures, which is one reason I love using them in my spring containers so much.
The cooler temperature preference is a bonus (especially if you live in Iowa!). Most annuals cannot withstand the cooler temperatures that pansies can survive in. Temperatures can get down to 24 degrees Fahrenheit and still survive. Even a surprise snow is no match for these mighty little beauties. If snow does arrive after planted, it actually creates an insulation blanket around them, helping them to weather out the cold snap.
If you want to plant some on your own, here are a few tips:
Remove Expired Blooms
Pansies, in their vast array of colors, always remind me of spring, and they look great for Easter. I particularly love the orange and bright yellow varieties. Although they can be planted in the fall, I personally prefer them in the spring for their ability to stand up to cold temperatures and usher spring in.
If you are interested in adding that wonderful pop of pansies to your containers this spring, don’t hesitate to contact our staff. We love adding that special seasonal touch to areas around your home or office. For more information on seasonal color, visit us online, or give us a call at 515.987.0800.