New ‘Plentifall’ trailing pansies..Oooooo, aaaahhhhh!

Oct 13, 2010

I love the new trailing pansies in the 'Plentifall' series. I mean, I'm in love with pansies and violas in general...I never tire of them. In our Texas gardens, they provide such lovely color and fragrance from fall through spring and they are so cheery.

PAN10-9561Pansy Plentifall Mix_sm photo courtesy of PanAmerican Seed

This new series of pansy hybrids are trialing which makes them perfect for containers and hanging baskets. We don't have many options here for trailing flowering plants for the winter season so these are a great addition to our cool-season plant pallet. Can't wait to plant mine!

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kathy
Oct 15, 2010
9:51 pm

I’m new to the area, come from seattle. do you mean to say pansies survive from now till spring?

Leslie Finical Halleck
Oct 15, 2010
10:07 pm

Kahty, Yes ma’am! Welcome to a 12-month gardening season! Pansies, violas, snapdragons, Iceland poppies, primrose, cyclamen, diascia, alyssum, and many more are considered cool-season annuals for us in this area. Plant starting in September-October and enjoy through spring (by about mid-May the heat will knock all of these out). We will get a few hard frosts that will knock blooms off these annuals, and sometimes you can lose a few plants, but usually it’s not a problem.

This time frame (October-April/early May) is also the most productive vegetable garden season. Plant cole crops, salad greens, carrots, radishes, chard, turnips beets and more now. Cool season herbs like dill, cilantro, fennel grow now through winter as well.

You are going to have so much gardening fun! Visit North Haven Gardens http://www.nhg.com there are tons of free classes all the time at the garden center, the staff is very knowledgeable. The website has lots of great informational handouts. Timing for just about everything is going to be very different from what your used to. So read through my blog and visit North Haven!

Patrick
Oct 16, 2010
12:16 am

Do you have to “dead head” the new Plentifall Pansy???

Leslie Finical Halleck
Nov 02, 2010
11:16 am

Hi Patrick, I just saw your comment. Occasional deadheading will keep plants in their best blooming form, but it’s generally not as important with the smaller flowering pansies and violas. That’s a big reason why I prefer them over the large flowered pansies.

Patti
Nov 11, 2010
3:14 pm

I live in Virgina and cannot find these. Where can I order them from?

Leslie Finical Halleck
Nov 11, 2010
10:13 pm

Patti, I’m not sure where you can buy them in Virginia…if I can find a place through my professional connections I’ll post it for you! Just give me a few days…

Justin
Dec 16, 2010
11:05 am

You should be able to find Plentifall Pansies at all Lowe’s Home Improvement stores in spring 2011!!!

Leslie Finical Halleck
Dec 16, 2010
11:13 am

For those in the DFW area in Texas we have nice ‘Plentifall’ pansies right now.

Justin, thanks for the note, but I’ll just come out and say, I support gardeners shopping at local garden centers, not big box warehouse stores for their plants. Quality and care is simply not there at the big boxes. Look for a real local garden center in your area and support them. You’re not only supporting healthy local business that way, but you’re also supporting the growers who grew the pansies…they are not treated well economically by the big boxes.

Saving our economy in this country is going to take us supporting local mid-sized and small business. Not putting quality aside just for the lowest price.

deanna moen
Jan 19, 2011
2:14 pm

where can i get trailing pansys in mn.?  do they grow here, in pots?  they showed them on our local t.v., so they must survive here, in pots.

Leslie Finical Halleck
Oct 10, 2011
5:33 pm

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