Colossus Pansy is a large bloomed pansy that does well in the heat and humidity of early fall in the South. Their upward facing blooms can get to 3-4″ across. 

Colossus has a tight growth habit that is less prone to stretching in warm weather. The Colossus Pansy series is predominately comprised of “blotch” bloomed varieties but it also includes a few solid colors, shades, bi-color and a tricolor. 

Pansies are the cold weather plant of choice for late fall, winter and early spring color. They are exceptionally hardy and will thrive in the cool southern winter months. Farther north, they may go dormant, but will flush out and bloom again when temperatures warm up. To maximize your Pansy enjoyment, plant pansies in late September or October and enjoy them all fall, winter and up into April.

Colors by size:

J6 (606) – Blotch Blue, Blotch Red, Blotch Rose, Blotch White, Blotch Yellow, Formula Mix, Neon Violet, Purple, Tricolor

1801 – Blotch Blue, Blotch Red, Blotch White, Blotch Yellow, Formula Mix, Purple, White and Yellow

Recommended Spacing: Plant 6″ to 8″ apart.

Height: Grows 6″ to 8″ tall.

How to Grow: Plant in full to part sun.

Outstanding Features: Cold hardy. They need little attention in the garden besides keeping the soil moist, but not constantly saturated.

Tips: Give pansies a good drink of water before an expected freeze. The additional moisture in the plants, which means less stress, helps the pansies weather the freeze.

Recommended Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Borders, Landscapes

2 Responses to “Colossus Pansy”

  • Cathy Wills:

    Are Pansy time Colossus Mix a perennials or annual, and are Pansy Pensamiento annual or perennials? What does perennial mean and what does annual mean?

  • jason:

    Thanks for visiting our website and commenting.

    Pansies are a tough plants that are actually bi-annuals. Bi-annuals are plants that will survive for one year from planting. Most pansies are planting in the fall then go dormant in colder areas or keep blooming in milder area then bloom again the following spring. Pansies are the best plants for fall/spring plantings when you compare their cost to getting 6-7 months of enjoyment from them.

    Annuals are plants that will not survive a freeze (cold winters). Perennials are plants that will survive winters and keep coming back year after year.

    Hope this helps. Let us know if you have any more questions.

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