Wow! Make a huge splash in your garden
with these super-sized blooms. Only a few
plants will provide lots of color. BigShot
pansies are easy to grow and care for. They
are ideal for planting in early spring.
As soon as you can dig the soil in your
garden, you can plant BigShot pansies. They
will withstand the light, recurring frosts
associated with early spring or fall weather.
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BigShot Pansies are available in
Space out plants about 5 inches apart,
or closer if you want a very full appearance.
Work slow release fertilizer into the soil
prior to planting, or use liquid fertilizer
at time of planting and every 2 weeks to
encourage more blooming. Deadheading (removing
spent blooms) can also provide more blooms
over the season. Keep the plants from drying
out with regular watering.
As it gets hotter, BigShot pansies, like
all pansies, will start to develop longer
stems and fewer, smaller blooms- referred
to as ‘getting leggy’. By planting
your summer annuals around your BigShot
pansies, you can start to remove the BigShot
pansies as they get leggy and your summer
annuals get bigger and fuller. This gives
you a colorful garden from early spring
BigShot pansies come in shades of yellow,
blue, white, red and purple. With their contrasting
dark ‘faces’ you will find they
provide dramatic interest to any garden.
Any combinations of these colors look great-
and consider pairing BigShot pansies with
other early spring favorites such as tulips
and daffodils. Yellow blooms can be seen
from far away, so keep that in mind when
you’re planting. If you put yellow
plants in a dormant corner of your garden,
you’ll instantly brighten it up!
Don’t restrict yourself just to garden
beds! BigShot pansies are ideal for container
plantings. Consider filling your weather-proof
container with BigShot pansies to enjoy
through colder temperatures at your front
door or patio.
Looking for a nice teacher or hostess gift?
Plant a few BigShot pansies in a decorated
pot. Find more ideas for pansies at the Icicle Pansy web site here.