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Pansies are an easy to grow flower that can be grown in your garden, in containers or hanging baskets, or even on a windowsill. They come in bright colors and have beautiful petals for you to enjoy. The guides below will teach you how to grow pansy flowers so you can create a colorful collection of these lovely blooms!

How to Start Pansies from Seed

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Pansies are perfect for adding color to your garden during cool weather. They’re also ideal for amping up bland, partially shady spots. Starting pansies from seed is an affordable option and it’s super easy to do. The trick is to embark on your seed-starting adventure well in advance of the ideal transplanting date.

Are Pansy Flowers Edible? Tips for Harvest and Use

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Tasty, easy-care edible flowers, pansies come in an array of patterns and colors. Grow them in cool weather to yield edible blooms for garnishes, herb butter, and salads. Our guide provides important safety recommendations for growing flowers to eat, and tips for harvesting pansy blossoms all season long. Read more.

19 of the Best Pansy Varieties to Grow at Home

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Pansies are a favorite for many flower gardeners, available in a wide selection of colors, trailing or mounding growth habits, and small, medium, and large flower sizes. But what type should you choose for your garden? Learn more about 19 of the best pansy series and cultivars and discover your favorites. Read more now.

When Do Pansies Bloom?

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Do you want to grow pansies, violets, or violas in your flower bed but aren’t sure when they bloom? Here’s a hint: it all depends on your growing zone. Pansies are among the easiest flowers to grow, so you won’t want to miss adding them to your garden. Learn all about pansy bloom times in this guide. Read more now.

Tips for Growing Violets, Violas, and Pansies Indoors

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Flowers in the Viola genus – violets, violas, and pansies – are some of the easiest flowers to grow. So why not grow them indoors? Extend the growing season or simply add some cheer to your indoor window sills by planting and growing violets as houseplants. We’ll cover all you need to know in this guide. Read more now.

How to Care for Pansies in Winter

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Pansies love cool weather, but these fall-planted flowers still need winter care to bloom their best in spring. Learn how to help pansies form strong roots and survive the snow and frost with mulch, water, and TLC. Follow our tips for winterizing pansies for a carpet of colorful blooms. Read more now.

Tips for Growing Winter Pansies

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Winter pansies are a delightful sign of spring, even in deep winter. As long as there are a few warm days, your pansies will perk up and do their stuff. They’re an excellent addition to your garden and containers, and ask for little more than some water and tender deadheading. Get our top tips for growing winter pansies.

How to Grow Pansies and Violas for Multi-Season Color

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Mums, aster, and heather are flowering staples in your late fall or early spring garden, but winter pansies provide brilliant color straight on through the cooler seasons. They’re not even shy about popping up from under the snow and ice during warm spells in the winter months. Gardener’s Path has compiled this informative guide for you to read about about pansies and their care– read on to learn more!