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Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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pansy is often grown as winter annual
Photo 2 of 13These plants can easily withstand temperatures to -10 degrees. In warmer areas of the country with cool summer temperatures (such as the coastal West and Pacific Northwest), they remain an evergreen perennial.

Pansy (2 of 13)

Perennial often grown as a winter annual with large flowers in a variety of colors
Tolerant of cold weather, but not heat
Plant in rich to average well-drained soil
Plant in full sun to light shade
Height: 4-10 inches; Width: 6-12 inches
Hardy in USDA zones 6-10:
Zone 6: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; avoid contact with salt; remove when hot weather returns in spring.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells; remove when hot weather returns in spring.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells; remove when hot weather returns.
Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells; remove when hot weather returns.
Zone 10: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells; remove when hot weather returns.

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