Pansy, Bedding

Pansy Matrix Mix

Blooming Season:  Spring, summer, fall

Plant Habit: Mounding

Characteristics: Easy care

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Every two weeks

Height: 8"

Width: 8" - 10"

Exposure: Sun, Part Sun

Available varieties: Matrix

General Information: A garden must! Cheerful and dependable, Matrix is a classic large flowered pansy in a cheerful mix.

Matrix pansies, also known as Viola x wittrockiana, are a popular choice among gardeners due to their vibrant colors and ability to thrive in varied conditions. They are suitable for garden beds or containers.

Soil composition plays a crucial role in the growth of Matrix pansies. These flowers prefer well draining soil. It is recommended to mix organic matter, such as compost or peat moss, into the soil to improve its structure and nutrient content.

Matrix pansies thrive in partial shade to full sun conditions. They require at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight per day to promote healthy growth and vibrant blooms. 

Watering is a critical aspect of caring for Matrix pansies. These flowers prefer consistently moist soil, but overwatering can lead to root rot and other diseases. It is best to allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings. 

Fertilizing Matrix pansies is essential for promoting vigorous growth and abundant blooms. A balanced fertilizer with a ratio of 10-10-10 or 14-14-14 is recommended. Apply the fertilizer according to the package instructions, typically every 3-4 weeks, and be sure to water the plants thoroughly after application to prevent burning the roots. Alternatively, 3-4 month slow release fertilizer can be mixed into the soil at planting time.

Matrix pansies are relatively low-maintenance when it comes to pest and disease control. However, they can be susceptible to aphids, slugs, and snails. Regularly inspect your plants for any signs of infestation and take appropriate measures, such as using organic insecticides or blasting with water from a hose to clean the insects off the leaves.



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