Across Europe, Autumn is an excellent time to plant Cool Wave Pansies. The warm soil and moderate air temperatures encourages the plants to grow fairly quickly and produce lots of colourful, spreading blooms.
Here are a few decorating suggestions to enjoy Cool Wave Pansies in Autumn.
Cool Wave Pansies are available in many rich colours that complement 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 Halloween garden delight.
Plant Cool Wave Pansies along with bulbs in the Autumn 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 colour this autumn, and then both the pansies and the spring bulbs will burst into bloom together once spring has arrived.
Autumn 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 Autumn, Cool Wave Pansies pair well with Chrysanthemums, Ornamental Pepper, Celosia, Dianthus, Coreopsis, Lavender and Gaillardia.
Planted in your garden, not only will you enjoy your Cool Wave Pansies through the first snowfall, but they will also re-bloom in the spring and last 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 colour, use liquid fertilizer at the time of planting and every two weeks before hard frost.