Winter-Hardy Pansies


By Charlie Nardozzi

Large-flowered pansies are great cool-weather flowers that gardeners in the southern and western U.S. often enjoy throughout the winter. In colder climates, however, such as the Northeast and Midwest, these annuals eventually succumb to winter's cold.

Now a new variety of pansy is available that can survive the winter -- even in zone 4 -- and rebloom in spring. 'Snow Angel', which flowers in white, yellow, or blue, is best planted in well-drained soil in a protected location that receives lots of sunlight. In fall, 'Snow Angel' plants look limp after a light frost, but they perk up once the sun thaws them out. After a deep freeze, they will go dormant for the winter. With the warm weather of spring, they will begin growing and will burst into bloom before daffodils and tulips.

Check local garden centers for 'Snow Angel' pansies this fall. For more information, go to: Simply Beautiful.

About Charlie Nardozzi
Thumb of 2020-06-04/Trish/0723fdCharlie Nardozzi is an award winning, nationally recognized garden writer, speaker, radio, and television personality. He has worked for more than 30 years bringing expert gardening information to home gardeners through radio, television, talks, tours, on-line, and the printed page. Charlie delights in making gardening information simple, easy, fun and accessible to everyone. He's the author of 6 books, has three radio shows in New England and a TV show. He leads Garden Tours around the world and consults with organizations and companies about gardening programs. See more about him at Gardening With Charlie.

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