Gardening & Landscaping Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for gardeners and landscapers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

If I plant pansies among bushes in my landscaping, will they come back the next spring? I live in Central PA.

share|improve this question

Yes, they will overwinter. I am in south eastern PA and do this often. It works best if you start with small plants. They sometimes almost seem to disappear in winter, but invariably come back in spring. On some mild winters, they may bloom steadily throughout the winter.

share|improve this answer
With sufficient and continuous snow cover or an insulating mulch, pansies will winter over in Minnesota (USDA zone 4). – Eric Nitardy Jul 6 '12 at 3:11

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.