Pansies are the colorful flowers with “faces.” A cool-weather favorite, pansies are great for both spring and fall gardens! Pansies have heart-shaped, overlapping petals and one of the widest ranges of bright, pretty colors and patterns. Pansies pair well with a host of early-blooming bulbs, such as daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and snowdrops. They come in sizes ranging from petite Johnny-jump-ups to bold ‘Majestic Giant’ cultivars. For the best show, plant masses of 9 to 12 plants for a carpet of color. In pots, they work alone or with favorites like flowering kale, dianthus or alyssum. These cheerful blooms will be pretty happy in containers and window boxes. Surprisingly, pansy flowers are also edible. These attractive blooms are a great way to add color to any salad and can be grown successfully alongside crops. Every part of the pansy flower is edible, so just pop them on whole!