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How to Care for Glacier Pansies

By Sarah Terry ; Updated September 21, 2017

Pansies are hardy, low-growing flowers that are grown as annuals or biennials, depending on the climate. Glacier pansies can be grown easily in pots or in the ground as a lush flower bed. Pansies are fragrant and edible, often used as garnish for dishes. Glacier pansies can bounce back from cold weather better than other varieties of pansies, making them even easier to enjoy for many months. Caring for Glacier pansies is simple, as long as you give them enough water.

Plant your pansies in well-drained, moist soil that is enriched with compost. Allow your pansies to receive at least six hours of full sunlight every day. You can plant pansies in the ground outdoors or in pots.

Water deeply two to three times a week to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Feed your pansies a granular or liquid flower fertilizer once per month. For Glacier pansies planted in the ground, spread a two-inch layer of organic mulch around them to improve water retention.

Deadhead your pansies by pinching back faded flowers. This will encourage new blooms to sprout throughout the growing season.

Keep slugs, snails and pill bugs from eating your pansies by applying a commercial slug and snail bait every two weeks. If you’re planting Glacier pansies outdoors, avoid planting them where deer can access them easily. Deer love to eat pansies and can decimate your entire flower bed quickly.

 

Things You Will Need

  • Glacier pansies
  • Planter pot (optional)
  • Soil with compost
  • Flower fertilizer
  • Organic mulch
  • Slug and snail bait (optional)

Tip

  • If you're starting your Glacier pansies from seed, sow them early in the growing season, covering them with one-eighth of an inch of soil. Allow them to germinate slowly, spacing the flowers six inches apart.

Warning

  • Beware of under-watering your pansies. If your pansies aren't thriving, most likely it's because you aren't watering them enough.

About the Author

 

Sarah Terry brings over 10 years of experience writing novels, business-to-business newsletters and a plethora of how-to articles. Terry has written articles and publications for a wide range of markets and subject matters, including Medicine & Health, Eli Financial, Dartnell Publications and Eli Journals.