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Too late to plant pansies?

Posted by Canna_Getanamen 7 (My Page) on
Thu, Dec 12, 13 at 10:42

Autumn got away from me this year. I bought pansies in late November, but I didn't have a chance to plant them in my window boxes before freezing temps began.
Can I still plant these? Right now the flats are just sitting in the window boxes so I can bring them inside if need be.
I live in Birmingham.


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RE: Too late to plant pansies?

'Tis the season to plant pansies. They should thrive all winter, then probably succumb to heat stress by summer although the occasional plant can make it through summer. This is why one who can't stand the heat might be called a pansy.


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RE: Too late to plant pansies?

Canna....whether your pansies have problems being planted this late in your location depends on what the weather does. Without an established root system, they won't take kindly to sub-freezing temperatures readily tolerated when planted earlier. Pansies can be extremely cold tolerant on top of a strong root system.

Here in Huntsville, I'd plant them! The temps in the upcoming few days look nice. You might want to protect them if it drops below 30 for a few weeks.

I like to plant my pansies in early fall so that they are big and sturdy when freezing temperatures hit. The further south you are, the less important the establishment period is.


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RE: Too late to plant pansies?

Canna....whether your pansies have problems being planted this late in your location depends on what the weather does. Without an established root system, they won't take kindly to sub-freezing temperatures readily tolerated when planted earlier. Pansies can be extremely cold tolerant on top of a strong root system.

Here in Huntsville, I'd plant them! The temps in the upcoming few days look nice. You might want to protect them if it drops below 30 for a few weeks.

I like to plant my pansies in early fall so that they are big and sturdy when freezing temperatures hit. The further south you are, the less important the establishment period is.


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RE: Too late to plant pansies?

I think I forgot to thank you all. I did plant them, and they are still thriving. :-)


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RE: Too late to plant pansies?

That's cool! Time to start thinking about something for summer? Angelonia? Pentas? Guess we should ask which side the boxes are on?


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