Plantaholics choice – perfect pansies winter/spring 2018/19

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Pansies are a key ingredient of our autumn, winter and spring garden displays, whether it be in containers or borders.  Their bright, happy blooms add colour at a time when few other plants are in flower. Below are a handful of varieties that I would recommend from the online catalogues for this season.

 

Pansy Fizzy Lemonberry

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Lighten up your autumn garden with these breathtaking frilled flowers. Fizzy Lemonberry will flower from autumn to spring, and those spectacular colours make them a real focal point in your beds, borders or containers. The flowers sport dark purple, picoted edges with bright, yellow-blotched petals.Flowers March-April and October-November. Height 10-20cm (4-8″).

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Pansy Cool Wave Fire

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A rich dark red with a beaming yellow face brings the fire to Cool Wave. The distinct colours of this spreading pansy make it a real focal point in your autumn garden, and it’ll produce a stunning basket or container display for many months.
One of those pansy plants that just seems to keep on flowering, Cool Wave Fire is a great Pansy for those impressive autumn and winter gardens. This one looks fantastic in a container on the patio, and what a way to add some colour to your garden after summer. Flowers autumn – spring. Height 11-20cm (4-8″); spread 60-70cm (24-27″).

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Pansy Strawberry Rose

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Pansy Strawberry Rose has lovely large deep pink and rose coloured flowers. It will flower prolifically from Autumn to Spring.

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Pansy Oceana

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A breathtaking display of different and unique shades of blue. Perfect for some striking colour throughout the winter months.

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Pansy Purple and Orange

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If you are seeking plants that explode into life and provide your winter garden with shades of deep purple and orange these plants would be perfect. They are simply breathtaking.

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Pansy Mystique Blue Halo

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This lovely variety sports extra-large, lavender blue flowers, each with a dazzling white ‘face’ and contrasting violet whiskers. This attractive little pansy is the perfect colour for creating a cool blue display that will keep blooming right through to late spring. Pansy ‘Mystique Blue Halo’ is easy to grow, making this the perfect choice for filling beds, borders, window boxes and patio containers with long lasting winter colour.

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Here’s wishing you all an enjoyable season in your gardens, or if the weather is not so good, a pleasant view from your windows.

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Mark Snelling.

 

 

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