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Swiss Giant Pansy

PANSY Swiss Giant Mixture

Tender Perennial - Height: 8 to 12 inches

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Outstanding small flowering plant for the shady garden. Bushy plants produce showy large velvety flowers in a wide range of colorful shades. Ideal for bedding, rookeries, spot color or as cut flowers for arrangements.

Special Directions for Short Season Climates

SOWING: Indoors in late winter or earliest spring. Barely cover seeds with fine soil. Water seed by misting soil. Seed can be sown again in late summer to early fall in mild winter areas for blooms the following year.

THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: Thin to 3 inches apart when plants are one inch high. Plant outdoors in late spring.

SPACING: Plant 6 inches apart outdoors.

GERMINATION: 10 days in 70 degree temperatures. Reduce soil temperature immediately after germination so seedlings don't stretch. Will produce flowers in 12 to 16 weeks if started indoors.

Ed's Special Advice

They will grow and flower best in partial sun and shade. Prefers rich soil kept moderately moist. Keep dead flowers picked. Protect from coldest weather by cold frames or a light mulch. Combines well with spring bulbs and shade tolerant annuals.

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