Pansies – care tips and useful information

Spring comes with the beautiful flowers of the violas

The pansies are typical early bloomers that can be grown in pots, flower boxes or directly in the garden. They delight our eyes and souls even on the first days of spring. There is no doubt that the pansies are among the popular spring flowers of many hobby gardeners not only in Germany, but also worldwide. These small natural beauties are still known by their Latin name – viola, in some areas across the country they are also called violets. These belong to the violet family (Violaceae). The genus includes around 500 species that are less or more widespread in Germany. The garden pansies and horned violets are the most popular and popular varieties. There are types of violets that occur freely in nature. The interesting thing about all violas is the arrangement of their petals. The lowest petal is called “the stepmother” and it covers the lateral leaves, the “daughters”. This explains the widespread name pansy. The flowers are usually multicolored. Typical colors are white, yellow and purple. With the violas, however, there is a real variety of colors, because they can also be colored in midnight blue, wine red or bright orange. The pansies look very delicate in pastel colors such as light pink or sky blue. The flowers can be spotted, striped or bordered, some varieties have a black eye in the middle, others lack it.

gelbe Stiefmütterchen Topf am Frühlingsbeginn draußen

Deep yellow pansies bring spring to your garden.


The pansies are actually annual, biennial or perennial herbs that thrive well with little care. They can be found in many countries in Asia and Europe, but also in America and Australia, where the climate is temperate. You can easily grow the violets on the balcony in flower boxes, in pots or other flower containers at home or care for them outside in the garden in flower beds. They bloom from the beginning of April until late summer and fill your indoor or outdoor space with lots of color, happiness and a good mood. Choose a location in full sun to partial shade for your pansies and water them moderately. You need to be very careful with watering and fertilizing so as not to damage these petite beauties. They don’t like waterlogging, as this could lead to rot. Also, do not use strong fertilizers, a nutrient-rich, low-lime substrate would be perfect for them. It is also advisable to remove all withered flowers as often as possible, thus extending the flowering time of your pansies.

Stiefmütterchen Farbenpracht pflegeleicht im Zinkeimer

Pansies are easy to care for, but they will give you wonderful colors for months

Stiefmütterchen verschiedene Farben natürliche Schönheit im Garten

Without much effort, you can enjoy the natural beauty of the pansy in your garden

01Useful info:

Most varieties of pansy are hardy. In principle, they are not afraid of frost or snow. However, you can protect your violets from the cold outside temperatures by covering them with leaves or brushwood. So they overwinter without any problems and look cautiously out of the ground when the first warm rays of sunshine arrive.

02 1Our extra tip:

Put the pansies next to tulips or daffodils in the garden and enjoy the splendor of these garden flowers in spring!

gelbe Stiefmütterchen typische Farbe draußen in Blumenbehälter einpflanzen

Yellow is a typical color in pansies.

Violen verlockend schön schwarzes Auge in der Mitte oder keins

With or without a black eye in the middle, the violas are always temptingly beautiful

lila blaue Stiefmütterchen schmücken den Innenraum

The pansies invite spring into your home

Violen zarte Frühblüher Symbol des Andenkens

The delicate early bloomers are a symbol of memory

Stiefmütterchen Farbenpracht Blaunuancen Schönheit aus der Natur

Flowers in various shades of blue

farbenfrohe Stiefmütterchen schönes Frühlingswetter gute Laune

The colorful pansies bring nice spring weather and a good mood

natürliche Schönheiten Stiefmütterchen pflegeleicht winterhart

These natural beauties are easy to care for and hardy

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