Pansy – Delta Cotton Candy Mix

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a mix of pure light blue and pink shades

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Product Description

Compact, mounding plants with flowers in a mix of pure light blue and pink shades.

Primed seeds for fast, reliable germination.

Plants reach 4-6″ tall and 6-8″ wide.  Transplant into the garden 6-8″ apart.

Germination

You can start pansies indoors 6-8 weeks before your last average frost, or you can start outdoors in cell packs in fall or early spring.

Press into soil and lightly cover. Keep out of direct sunlight until seeds germinate as darkness aids germination.  Kept at 65-70° F, germination is in 14-21 days.

Growing

Transplant into the garden 6-12″ apart, depending on the variety (spacing for specific varieties is under the product description). While pansies are frost-tolerant, it is best to plant them out in early spring or fall.

Pansies prefer full sun to partial shade and need cooler temperatures to thrive. They will typically stop blooming in the heat of summer, especially here in the south.  They prefer moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil. They need regular water, especially in warmer weather.  Remove faded/dead flowers to encourage plants to produce more blooms and to prolong the blooming season.

Fertilize every 2 weeks with a nitrate-based fertilizer with low phosphorus to reduce stretch.  So contrary to what you may think, the first nutrient number (nitrogen) on the fertilizer needs to be larger than the middle number (phosphorus).  Maintain a media pH of 5.5 to 5.8 (acidic).  A pH greater than 6.2 can induce Boron deficiency and also encourages fungal black root rot caused by Thielaviopsis sp.

 

Additional Information

Plant Type

Annual

Season

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Bloom Color

Mixed Colors

Plant Height

Short (less than 12")

Sun Requirements

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Special Characteristics

Grows Well in Containers, Edible Flowers, Frost Tolerant

Seed Type

Primed Seed

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