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Pansy Swiss Giant Alpine Glow

Original price was: £2.29.Current price is: £2.19.

A stunning pansy series of large, vibrant coloured flowers makes this pansy one of the best open pollinated varieties available.

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Pansy Swiss Giant Alpine Glow

Pansy Swiss Giant Alpine Glow new. A stunning pansy series of large, vibrant coloured flowers makes this pansy one of the best open pollinated varieties available. Flowering slightly later than winter types, but all season they will provide a dazzling display in flower beds, containers and baskets with 6-10″ bushy plants producing an abundance showy large 3″ flowers. Swiss Giant is a hardy annual that will flower the same year from an early sowing and will happily over-winter in a sheltered spot as a Bi-annual.

Cultivation Advice for Pansy Swiss Giant Alpine Glow

  • Choose a spot that receives partial to full sun, providing at least 6 hours of sunlight daily for robust growth and abundant flowering.
  • In warmer climates, partial shade during the hottest part of the day can prevent stress on the plants.
  • Opt for well-draining soil with a pH level around 6.0-6.5. Enhance the soil with organic matter such as compost or peat moss for improved fertility and structure.
  • Loosen the soil to a depth of 6-8 inches before planting to promote healthy root development and better aeration.
  • Ideal planting times are in early fall for winter blooms or early spring for early-season color. Space plants 6-8 inches apart to accommodate their spreading growth.
  • Maintain consistent soil moisture without waterlogging. Water deeply when the top inch of soil feels dry, especially during dry periods or in warmer climates.
  • Direct water at the base of the plant to avoid wetting foliage, which can lead to fungal diseases.
  • Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer at planting time to provide essential nutrients. Additionally, supplement with a liquid fertilizer during the growing season.
  • Follow the fertilizer package instructions to avoid over-fertilization, which can harm the plants.
  • Regularly remove spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming. Prune faded or leggy stems to promote a more compact and tidy appearance.
  • Apply organic mulch around the plants to retain soil moisture, regulate temperature, and suppress weed growth.
  • Ensure the mulch does not directly touch the plant stems to prevent potential issues.
  • Pansy Swiss Giant Alpine Glow thrives in cool weather. Protect plants from extreme cold with frost cloth or by bringing containers indoors during freezing temperatures.
  • In hotter climates, provide partial shade to shield plants from excessive heat.
  • Monitor for common pests such as aphids or snails and treat promptly with organic pesticides or natural remedies.
  • Ensure good airflow around the plants to prevent common fungal diseases like powdery mildew.
  • Mulch around plants to insulate the roots and protect them from freezing temperatures. Consider covering the plants during frosty nights for added protection.
  • Pansy Swiss Giant Alpine Glow adapts well to containers. Use a high-quality potting mix and ensure containers have proper drainage.
  • Monitor container plants closely, as they may dry out faster than plants in the ground.
  • Pair these pansies with other cool-season flowers or foliage plants to create visually appealing combinations and enhance garden aesthetics.
  • Regularly inspect plants for signs of stress, nutrient deficiencies, or irregular growth. Address any issues promptly to maintain plant health.
  • Gently remove any yellowing or damaged leaves to improve airflow and prevent the spread of diseases.
  • Conduct periodic soil tests to monitor pH levels and nutrient content. Amend the soil as needed based on test results to maintain optimal conditions.
  • Consider propagating new plants from healthy specimens by taking cuttings. Use rooting hormone and place cuttings in a moistened growing medium to encourage root development.
  • Gradually acclimate pansies to changing weather conditions by adjusting watering and providing protection during temperature shifts.
  • Monitor plants closely during transitions to prevent stress-related issues.

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