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Mums & Pansies

Mums & Pansies

Posted by Grange Co-op on 20th Feb 2016

Some flowers have established themselves as staples in botanical gardens. Pansies and Mums are no exception to this list. Some people admire these varieties for their vibrant colors. Meanwhile, others love these flowers because they grow really well when they are planted correctly.

Information on Pansies

PansiesPansy InformationBotanically speaking, violas, pansies, and almost all violets are perennials belonging to the genus Viola. However, violas and pansies are usually treated as annuals. These flowers feature Winter and Spring blooms in mild-winter areas. They also deliver Spring-through-Summer color in colder climates. Pansies are typically used for mass color in borders and edgings, as covers for spring-flowering bulbs, and in containers. Violets are more often used as woodland or rock garden plants.

Violas and ­pansies take sun or partial shade. Violets tend to grow in part or full shade with a few special exceptions, however most are natives of deciduous forests and bloom best with at least some sun during the flowering season. __________________________ - From the Plant Finder at

Information on Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemum x grandiflorum known as mumsMums InfoThere are about 160 species of chrysanthemum that are mostly native to China, Japan, and Europe. Included as 'mums' are some of the most popular and useful of garden plants. The top favorite of these is C. x grandiflorum. The modern descendants of this variety are known as florists' chrysanthemums.

Taxonomists have split the Chrysanthemum into a number of new genera. In certain cases, these taxonomists have changed their minds and returned some species to the original genus. No matter what people call them, it is true that these timeless flowers are sure to add beauty and color to any garden. __________________________ - From the Plant Finder at