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Winter flowering pansies

Hi all, 
 When is the best time to buy winter flowering pansies for baskets
 Cheers Terry


  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,955
    In the autumn. I plant mine out when summer bedding is over.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,364
    I have never found winter flowering pansies to actually bloom in the winter, usually early Spring for me.
    I will be sowing seeds for those at the end of this month. 
    J.Parkers do some nice ones , I’ve always found their bedding plants to be good and there’s always a 10% discount to be had on the net. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Don’t know but mine are still flowering from January! Didn’t have the heart to pull them out so just planted around them and occasionally do a drastic haircut....they just keep going!
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,364
    I put mine in the garden when I want to plant out summer bedding, they’ll go on for years.  They don’t start growing on and flowering for me here until end of February,  but then I’m always about 3 weeks behind most.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • cornellycornelly Posts: 968
    Not before September, to get the best results.
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