Like all pansies, Hot Chilly Pansies can take
the cold, but Hot Chilly pansies also bloom
longer through warmer temperatures as well.
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Hot Chilly Pansies are available
in early spring.
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 very hot, Hot Chilly 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
Hot Chilly pansies, you can start to remove
the Hot Chilly pansies as they get leggy
and your summer annuals get bigger and fuller.
This gives you a colorful garden from early
spring until fall.
Hot Chilly pansies come in shades
of yellow, purple, white and red. Most
colors have contrasting dark faces. Any
combinations of these colors look great-
and consider pairing Hot Chilly 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!
Looking for a nice teacher or hostess gift?
Plant a few Hot Chilly pansies in a flea
market find like an old teapot, or large
mug. Find more ideas for pansies at the Icicle Pansy web site here.