Pansy – Inspire Metallic Blue Blotch
$1.75 – $2.99
unique color on 7″ compact plants
Mid-sized 2-3″ flowers on 7″ tall plants. These have excellent heat and frost resistance and stay compact all season. Transplant into the garden 6-8″ apart.
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.
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.
Spring, Fall, Winter
Short (less than 12")
Full Sun / Partial Shade
Grows Well in Containers, Edible Flowers, Frost Tolerant
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