Pansies are the colorful flowers with “faces.” A cool-weather favorite, pansies are great for both spring and fall gardens! Here’s how to keep your pansies growing and blooming.
Pansies have heart-shaped, overlapping petals and one of the widest ranges of bright, pretty colors and patterns.
Good for containers, borders, and as ground cover they are a go-to flower for reliable color in almost three seasons (except hot summers).
Are pansies annual or perennial flowers?
The pansy can be either annual or perennial, however, gardeners treat this plant as an annual because it prefers cool weather and gets too leggy in summers. There hasn’t been much success producing heat-tolerant pansies that can survive hot weather.
However, pansies are surprisingly hearty in cold weather. They’ll survive a frost (even a hard freeze). Even if the blooms withers in the cold, the plants will often stay alive.