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Old 10-08-2010, 06:32 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Last week I planted two flats of Pansies in my garden. I plan to plant more tomorrow. I live in zone 7a, and am wondering what experience others have had with Pansies surviving over the winter. It will be so nice to have a few flowers when it is cold outside...

Please share your experience.
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:30 PM
 
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Same zone but on the other side of the mountains in TN.

Two years ago planted a bunch and had them all winter and into late spring where they got a bit scraggly. A couple made it through the summer and lived part way into last winter.

Last year I planted some in the same place and some in another part of the garden. Just about everyone of them died as the winter continued to stay bitter cold. I managed to save 2 in the most protected part of the garden and they finally gave up the ghost in the heat of this summer sometime in August.

I am normally of the green thumb persuasion if that gives you any perspective on how easy or hard it might be. If the winter stays somewhat mild and they are not facing mostly north you probably have a chance. Mulch helped. Watering helped.

I'm hoping someone with longer term experience in this zone will chime in!
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Old 10-09-2010, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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We toss some into our deck planters in late Oct. When we migrate back to the Mtns in early April, they are doing fine. As J&Em noted, they are scraggly/leggy by mid May when it's time to put in the usual annuals. We are at 5,000 ft and barely Zone6A and, more like a "mild" Zone5b. Worth a try, as the newer varietals of pansies are pretty tough, if you get the right kind, imo.
GL, mD
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